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George W. Bush Childhood Home

 
 
George W. Bush Childhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. George W. Bush Childhood Home Marker
Inscription. George Herbert Walker Bush and wife Barbara (Pierce) came to Texas in 1948, moving to Midland with son George Walker Bush in 1950. They bought this home in 1951 and while here faced the loss of daughter Robin and celebrated the birth of two sons. The years spent here were vital for young George, who attended Sam Houston Elementary, made lifelong friends and played baseball. The family moved to a larger home in 1955 and then to Houston. This c. 1939 Traditional style house reflects transition from Tudor to Ranch detailing. Unique in history, it was home to two Presidents—George H.W. and George W. Bush; two Governors—George W. Bush (TX) and Jeb Bush (FL); and First Lady Barbara Bush.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2004

 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13058.)
 
Location. 31° 59.913′ N, 102° 5.473′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ohio Street and North H Street, on the right when traveling west on West Ohio Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1412 West Ohio Street, Midland TX 79701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
George W. Bush Childhood Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. George W. Bush Childhood Home Marker
of this marker. First Christian Church of Midland (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Midland (approx. half a mile away); Midland National Bank (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Yucca Theatre (approx. 0.8 miles away); Former Site of Midland National Bank (approx. one mile away); Site of “The Staked Plains” (approx. one mile away); Site of Midland County's First Bank (approx. one mile away); Midland Christian College (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Midland.
 
Also see . . .  George Bush Childhood Home Museum. (Submitted on July 28, 2015.)
 
Categories. Politics
 
George W. Bush Childhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. George W. Bush Childhood Home
George W. Bush image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. George W. Bush
This 2008 portrait of George W. Bush by Robert Anderson hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“‘The biggest advantage and the biggest handicap I have,’ George W. Bush frankly admitted, ‘is my name.’ The grandson of a United States senator and the eldest son of a president, Bush was a popular governor of Texas who worked successfully with both Republicans and Democrats. In 2000, in an election so close that it required the intervention of the Supreme Court, Bush defeated Al Gore, the vice president during the previous administration. Expecting that the success of his presidency would hinge, as it had when he was governor, on his negotiating skills and ability to solve problems, Bush found his two terms in office instead marked by a series of cataclysmic events: the attacks on September 11, 2001; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina; and a financial crisis during his last months in office.

The White House selected Robert Anderson, a Connecticut portraitist and a Yale classmate of the president, to create this painting for the National Portrait Gallery.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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