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

Garvin House

 
 
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By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
1. Garvin House Marker
Inscription.  Amanda Garvin was single and 35 when she bought this lot for $90 in 1870 and had the cottage built. She was renting the house by 1878 but lost it to foreclosure in 1885. With its gingerbread trim and ornamental arches, the cottage is a wonderful example of carpenter gothic architecture.

Picture caption: Garvin House ca. 1930.
 
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 41° 40.253′ N, 91° 20.805′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is on Downey Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. 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. A World of Opportunity (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

Garvin House image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
2. Garvin House
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(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); Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
More about this marker. Replaced Amanda Garvin Cottage marker # 87740.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 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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