The Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, NY is the lifelong home of America's 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was purchased by his father in 1867. At the time of purchase it was a large yet simple Italianate farmhouse. The Roosevelts completed extensive renovations and significant additions.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882-1945, 32nd President of United States. Lead the US at time of worldwide economic depression and world war. Only American president to serve more than two terms of office. Roosevelt is best known for his New Deal economic programs and for leading the Allied Powers to victory against Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Rated as one of top 3 US presidents.
FDR purchased Val-Kill, Hyde Park, New York in 1911. Eleanor became acquainted with the property in the early 1920's, utilizing the east bank of the Fall-Kill for picnicking. Known for their love of outdoor activity & informal gatherings, the Roosevelt's adopted the picnic spot as a favorite place away from the main house to relax in a secluded, natural setting. The idea for Val-Kill stemmed from one of these picnics with Eleanor Roosevelt's close friends Marion Dickerman & Nancy Cook
Franklin D. Roosevelt with Fala and Ruthie Bie in Hyde Park, New York, 1941 One of the few photographs of Roosevelt in his wheelchair. Franklin D. Roosevelt contracted infantile paralysis, more commonly known as polio, in 1921 when he was thirty-nine years old. After several years of rehabilitation, he returned to politics. Concerned his disability would be used against him in the political arena, Roosevelt was reluctant to be photographed or filmed in situations that highlighted
The King and president and family gathered at the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, N.Y., during the tour of Canada and the United States in 1939. From left are first lady Eleanor Roosevelt; King George VI; Sarah Delano Roosevelt, the presidents mother; Queen Elizabeth; and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Associated Press. King George VI was the first British monarch to visit the USA.