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Herbert Hoover Birthplace House, Southwest corner of Penn & Downey Streets (moved), West Branch, Cedar County, IA



B&W Photos

HB406683
East Front

HB406684
East Front And South Side (to Right Is Gateway Building Built 1952)

HB406685
South Side

HB406686
West Rear

HB406687
North Side

HB406688
Detail, East Front, Porch

HB406689
Detail, South Side, Porch Door

HB406690
Detail, West Rear, Porch Door

HB406691
Interior, Detail Of Wall Construction (also Showing Furnishings, Such As Crib, Washstand, Etc.)


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Southwest corner of Penn & Downey Streets (moved), West Branch, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IA-21
Building/structure dates: 1871 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1885 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000110
Significance: Birthplace of President Herbert Hoover. Architecturally, interesting as an example of vernacular construction.

Subjects
U.S. Presidents
Moving Of Structures
Galleries & Museums


Related Names
Hoover, Pres. Herbert
Hoover, Jesse
McKay Construction Company
Wagner, William


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT
2. EAST FRONT AND SOUTH SIDE (TO RIGHT IS GATEWAY BUILDING BUILT 1952)
3. SOUTH SIDE
4. WEST REAR
5. NORTH SIDE
6. DETAIL, EAST FRONT, PORCH
7. DETAIL, SOUTH SIDE, PORCH DOOR
8. DETAIL, WEST REAR, PORCH DOOR
9. INTERIOR, DETAIL OF WALL CONSTRUCTION (ALSO SHOWING FURNISHINGS, SUCH AS CRIB, WASHSTAND, ETC.)


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