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Hoover Minthorn House, Newberg

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The Hoover–Minthorn House is a museum in Newberg, Oregon, United States, created from the residence of Herbert Hoover, thirty-first President of the United States. Hoover lived there from 1885 to 1891, with his uncle and aunt John and Laura Minthorn. The Minthorns were administrators of the Quaker school Friends Pacific Academy, now George Fox University, which Hoover and his brother Tad attended.

The house, an Italianate design built in 1881 by Jesse Edwards, a Quaker merchant, is the first residence Edwards built and the oldest house still standing in what is now Newberg, Oregon. Representing vernacular design in the Willamette Valley, it was restored and opened to the public in 1955. It is located on 115 South River Street. Owned and operated as a house museum by the Oregon chapter of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, it has been furnished with late 19th-century period furnishings, including the bedroom furniture used by Hoover as a boy.

The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (as the Dr. Henry J. Minthorn House aka Herbert Hoover House) in 2003.
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  • If you love local history, this is a must-visit place. Found just off off 99, it tells the story of Dr. Minthorn and his nephew Bert who became a U.S. President, better known as Herbert Hoover. Great....  more »
  • OK, it's also the only real Presidential site north of California, but it is a great place to visit. Not only did the recently orphaned, young Herbert Hoover live here to his mid-teens, his uncle was....  more »
  • Small, go at your own pace, historical home dedicated to President Herbert Hoover and one of his childhood homes. Free guided tours. Also has air conditioning, so it was a nice respite on our warm hike around town. We enjoyed ourselves, and I would definitely take my mom next time she comes to visit :)
  • Pretty nice place. I would recommend

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