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West Branch in Cedar County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Dr. Leech House

 
 
The Dr. Leech House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
1. The Dr. Leech House Marker
Inscription.
Dr. L.J. Leech opened a medical practice in West Branch in 1882 and practiced here for the next 55 years. For many years he lived in the house one door to the north. In 1920 he moved to this home and lived here until his death in 1937. At his funeral, a message from former President Hoover praised Dr. Leech’s long and useful life and his loyalty to his neighbors.

This home has been preserved because it is in harmony with and contributes to the historic scene.
 
Location. 41° 40.244′ N, 91° 20.791′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is on Downey Street south of Wetherell Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Laban Miles House (a few steps from this marker); The Hannah Varney House (a few steps from this marker); The C.E. Smith House (a few steps from this marker); The Amanda Garvin Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance
The Dr. Leech House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. The Dr. Leech House Marker
of this marker); a different marker also named A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in West Branch.
 
Also see . . .  Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Dr. Leech House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
3. The Dr. Leech House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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