“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Salem in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

Herbert Hoover Boyhood Home

Historical Landmark

Herbert Hoover Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott Sather, July 20, 2015
1. Herbert Hoover Marker
Herbert Hoover
31st President of
the United States

2213 Hazel Ave N.
Boyhood Home from
1888 ~ 1891

Location. 44° 57.616′ N, 123° 1.442′ W. Marker is in Salem, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hazel Avenue North and Highland Avenue Northeast. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2213 Hazel Avenue North, Salem OR 97301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem (approx. 1.4 miles away); Turner (approx. 8.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker placed in grass by sidewalk
Categories. Notable PlacesPolitics
Herbert Hoover Boyhood Home image. Click for full size.
By Scott Sather, July 20, 2015
2. Herbert Hoover Boyhood Home
Subject home has been greatly modified
Herbert Hoover image. Click for full size.
August 9, 2015
3. Herbert Hoover
This 1931 portrait of Herbert Hoover by Douglas Chandor hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Herbert Hoover seemed to be the ultimate problem­solver. As a mining engineer, he had turned marginal operations into thriving enterprises. During World War I, his administration of European food relief was nothing short of brilliant. As secretary of commerce in the 1920s, he transformed a once sleepy department into a purposeful information clearinghouse. But as the Great Depression took hold during the second year of his presidency, Hoover was hard pressed for a solution. Believing in the power of private initiative, he hesitated to involve the federal government in reviving business. When lengthening bread lines and escalating joblessness finally convinced him of the necessity of such steps, the measures proved inadequate. As a result, Hoover was defeated by a crushing margin in his 1932 reelection bid.

This portrait was intended for Time magazine's cover. But Hoover delayed his sittings, and by the time it was finished, the magazine was no longer interested. Hoover is thus the only president in Time's history never to appear on a cover while in office.”
— National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Scott Sather of Salem, Oregon. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Scott Sather of Salem, Oregon.   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 25, 2016.
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