Herbert Hoover's Home Town, West Branch, IA Photos

Outside the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum, the National Park Service, has collected & restored a village of the buildings that relate to Hoover's boyhood. The Hoover tombs plus a restored prairie grasslands are on the grounds.

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Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage was built 1871 by Jesse Hoover & his father Eli now on site run by National Park Service. West Branch, IA.Friends Meeting House where Hoover family worshipped. West Branch, IA.Interior of Friends or Quakers Meeting House divided between male & female sections on Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Blacksmith shop is similar to one operated by Herbert's father Jesse Hoover. West Branch, IA.
Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage (Aug. 10, 1874) was built 1871 by Jesse Hoover & his father Eli now on site run by National Park Service. West Branch, IA.Friends Meeting House (1857) where Hoover family worshipped. West Branch, IA.Interior of Friends or Quakers Meeting House divided between male & female sections on Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Blacksmith shop is similar to one operated by Herbert's father Jesse Hoover. West Branch, IA.
Interior of Jesse Hoover blacksmith shop run by National Park Service. West Branch, IA.Schoolhouse where Hoover attended school moved to site by Parks Service. West Branch, IA.Interior of Hoover's schoolhouse. West Branch, IA.West Branch neighborhood restored to 1870s to 1900s era. West Branch, IA.
Interior of Jesse Hoover blacksmith shop run by National Park Service. West Branch, IA.Schoolhouse (1853) where Hoover attended school moved to site by Parks Service. West Branch, IA.Interior of Hoover's schoolhouse. West Branch, IA.West Branch neighborhood restored to 1870s to 1900s era. West Branch, IA.
C.E. Smith House preserved in Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Heritage house in Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Laban Miles lived in house now part of Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Cradle perhaps used for Herbert Hoover displayed at Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.
C.E. Smith House (1903) preserved in Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA. Style: Queen Anne.Heritage house in Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Laban Miles (uncle of Hoover) lived in house (1875086) now part of Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Cradle perhaps used for Herbert Hoover displayed at Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.
High chair perhaps used for Herbert Hoover displayed at Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Rope bed with trundle bed contemporary with Hoover's childhood. West Branch, IA.Furniture from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.Rocking chair from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.
High chair perhaps used for Herbert Hoover displayed at Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch, IA.Rope bed with trundle bed contemporary with Hoover's childhood. West Branch, IA.Furniture from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.Rocking chair from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.
Crockery & utensils from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.Pots & Pans from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.Graves of Herbert & Lou Hoover at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Grave of Herbert Hoover at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.
Crockery & utensils from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.Pots & Pans from Herbert Hoover birthplace cottage. West Branch, IA.Graves of Herbert & Lou Hoover at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.Grave of Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) at Hoover Library. West Branch, IA.
Tallgrass prairie restored at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.


Tallgrass prairie restored at Hoover Museum. West Branch, IA.



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