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Hoover–Minthorn House

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Built  1881
Opened  1881
Phone  +1 503-538-6629
Added to NRHP  19 December 2003
NRHP Reference #  75001602
Area  800 m²
Architectural style  Italianate architecture
Hoover–Minthorn House
Location  115 S. River Street Newberg, Oregon
Address  115 S River St, Newberg, OR 97132, USA
Similar  Lou Henry Hoover House, Champoeg State Heritage, Herbert Hoover National, Herbert Hoover President, Minthorn Hall

The Hoover–Minthorn House is a museum in Newberg, Oregon, United States, created from the house 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 middle 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 built and 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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