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

The Amanda Garvin Cottage

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
1. The Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker
Inscription.  Miss Amanda Garvin purchased this lot in 1870 and by 1872 had this small frame cottage built. She resided here until 1878. Herbert Hoover was familiar with this house and would have passed it often to and from school. The Garvin Cottage is considered to be a handsome example of Gothic Revival architecture as it developed in eastern Iowa in the 1870’s.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & SettlersWomen. 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 This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby.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° 40.253′ N, 91° 20.805′ W. Marker was in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker was at the intersection of Downey Street and Wetherell Street, on the left when traveling east on Downey Street. 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. Garvin House (here, next to this marker); A World of Opportunity
The Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. The Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Explore Historic Downtown (a few steps from this marker); A President's Rural Roots (a few steps from this marker); Laban Miles House (a few steps from this marker); C.E. Smith House (a few steps from this marker); Varney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leech House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
More about this marker. Replaced by Garvin House marker # 162642
 
Also see . . .  Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Marker at the Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
3. Marker at the Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker
The Amanda Garvin Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
4. The Amanda Garvin Cottage
 
 
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 305 times since then and 5 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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