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

Leech House

 
 
Leech House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
1. Leech House Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Lewis J. Leech built and moved into this house in 1920. Before that he hosted ice cream socials and Fourth of July parties on the lot. When Dr. Leech died in 1937 at age 91, former President Hoover praised his “long life of usefulness...to his neighbors and his friends.”

Photo caption: Army Band plays for Leech, a Civil War veteran and Iowa legislator, in the 1930s.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 41° 40.243′ N, 91° 20.791′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker can be reached from South Downey Street, on the left when traveling south. Mounted on a post in front of the Leech house. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. Varney House (here, next to this marker); C.E. Smith House (a few steps from this marker); Laban Miles House (a few steps from this marker); Garvin House (within shouting distance of this marker); A President's Rural Roots

Leech House image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
2. Leech House
(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); a different marker also named 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. Replaced an older marker for the Leech House (#87744)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 26, 2021