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

The Dr. Leech House

 

— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site —

 
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover series list.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 41° 40.244′ N, 91° 20.791′ W. Marker was in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker was on Downey Street south of Wetherell Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Leech House (here, next to this marker); Varney House
The Dr. Leech House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. The Dr. Leech House Marker
(here, next to this marker); Laban Miles House (a few steps from this marker); C.E. Smith House (a few steps from this marker); Garvin House (within shouting distance of this marker); A President's Rural Roots (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore Historic Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker); A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
More about this marker. Marker has been removed and replaced with a different one. (#162610)
 
Also see . . .  Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
The Dr. Leech House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
3. The Dr. Leech House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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