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

The Amanda Garvin Cottage

 
 
The Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
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 1870ís.
 
Location. 41° 40.253′ N, 91° 20.805′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is at the intersection of Downey Street and Wetherell Street, on the left when traveling east on Downey Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America.
 
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); The Laban Miles House (a few steps from this marker); The C.E. Smith House (a few steps from this marker); The Dr. Leech House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hannah Varney House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance
The Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 4, 2015
2. The Amanda Garvin Cottage Marker
of this marker); a different marker also named A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mackey House (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 North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
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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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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