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

The Mackey House

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
1. The Mackey House Marker
Inscription.  
David Mackey, a local carpenter, built this house between 1868 and 1871. He lived in this home until 1876. Mackey also ran a butcher shop and served as mayor of West Branch in 1879 and postmaster in 1885.

Built several years before his birth, this would have been a familiar landmark to young Herbert Hoover. Adaptive restoration of the Mackey House was completed in 1985.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #31 Herbert Hoover, and the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series lists.
 
Location. 41° 40.252′ N, 91° 20.85′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is on Poplar Street, on the right when traveling north. 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 Growing Town (a few steps from this marker); Herbert Hoover (a few
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By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. The Mackey House Marker
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steps from this marker); Learning their A, B, Cs (within shouting distance of this marker); Forging Character (within shouting distance of this marker); Garvin House (within shouting distance of this marker); A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); C.E. Smith House (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore Historic Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
Also see . . .  Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
The Mackey House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
3. The Mackey House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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