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

Friends Meetinghouse

 
 
Friends Meetinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2011
1. Friends Meetinghouse Marker
Inscription.  The Hoover family worshipped in this building along with neighbors and relatives who were members of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers as they are often called. West Branch was predominately a Quaker community in the 1850's when this meetinghouse was built in 1857. Silent meetings for worship were held here on First Day and Fourth Day each week. Religion played a strong role in Herbert Hoover's childhood. His family were active participants in the Society of Friends where his mother, Hulda Hoover, was a recorded minister.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover, and the Quakerism ⛪ series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
 
Location. 41° 40.179′ N, 91° 20.796′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker can be reached from North Downey Street. 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. Raised With Quaker Values (a few steps from this marker); To Herbert Hoover (a few steps from this marker);
Friends Meetinghouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. Friends Meetinghouse Marker
Marker has been relocated to a post between the two doors of the Meetinghouse.
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Helping War Victims (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); From Downey Street to Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hoover Home (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of Herbert Hoover (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
Friends Meetinghouse image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2011
3. Friends Meetinghouse
Friends Meetinghouse Interior image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, June 15, 2011
4. Friends Meetinghouse Interior
Friends Meetinghouse Interior image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 15, 2011
5. Friends Meetinghouse Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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