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

The C.E. Smith House

 
 
The C.E. Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
1. The C.E. Smith House Marker
Inscription.  Charles Smith moved to West Branch in the 1880s and pursued his trade as a carpenter and contractor. In 1903 Smith built this retirement dream home for himself and his wife. They celebrated many special occasions here including their 50th wedding anniversary. Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith celebrated their 92nd birthdays in this house.

The house has very interesting architectural details and harmonizes with the historic scene of the 1870s.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 41° 40.241′ N, 91° 20.806′ W. Marker was in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker was on Downey Street south of Wetherell Street, on the left when traveling north. 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. A different marker also named C.E. Smith House (here, next to this marker); Varney House (a few steps from this marker); Leech House
Marker at the C.E. Smith House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. Marker at the C.E. Smith House
(a few steps from this marker); Garvin House (a few steps from this marker); A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); Laban Miles House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); A President's Rural Roots (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
More about this marker. Marker removed and replaced with new marker #162619.
 
Also see . . .  Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Marker in the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
3. Marker in the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
The C.E. Smith House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
4. The C.E. Smith House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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