West Branch Commercial Historic District

A brick commercial building has two stories and green and cream gingerbread trim.
West Branch Bank and Union Block buildings

NPS Photo by John Tobiason

Quick Facts

West Branch, Iowa
National Register of Historic Places

When Herbert Hoover was born in 1874, West Branch was beginning a long period of growth and general prosperity that lasted through the early part of the 20th century. Fifteen of the sixteen buildings from that time remain and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That designation was the result of a proud community’s recognition of West Branch’s place in history and a tireless effort to preserve their past.

Last updated: November 10, 2018