Herbert Hoover Boyhood Home - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 57.611 W 123° 01.430
10T E 498120 N 4978527
Marker noting a boyhood home of future President Herbert Hoover
Waymark Code: WMM4GN
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 07/20/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 3

This marker notes that the house behind it was once the boyhood home of future President Herbert Hoover. The text of the marker is simple and relies on photos to provide a look at history:


Herbert Hoover
31st President of
the United States

2213 Hazel Avenue N.
Boyhood Home from

The historic marker was placed here in the last two months. A couple of years ago, after reading the description of Hoover's boyhood home in the book Oregon: End of the Trail (1940), I visited this site and what I saw made me believe the original house had been razed and replaced with the 1960's era brick-facade structure pictured here. But after further research, I found this truly is the same house, although very extensively remodeled. According to property records, the house was built at about the time Hoover lived here and contains 1445 square feet of living space plus a 1,008 square foot basement. Remodeling resulted in removal of the top floor/attic area.

Born in 1874, Hoover Hoover moved to Newberg, Oregon in 1885 to live with his aunt & uncle. In 1888 he moved to Salem and lived at this residence from about ages 14 to 17, when the building was brand new.

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Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Marion

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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