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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

 
 
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., February 5, 2011
1. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Marker
Inscription. President Theodore Roosevelt was born here on October 27, 1858, and lived here until he was 15. The house, a typical brownstone of the 1840s, was restored in 1923 and opened as a museum.
 
Erected 1962 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 44.325′ N, 73° 59.338′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 20th Street east of Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 East 20th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Theodore Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Pirates of Penzance Composition Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Horace Greeley (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Henri (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brotherhood Synagogue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flatiron Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Metropolitan Life Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. (Submitted on February 8, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., February 5, 2011
2. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Marker
Marker is located on the lower left side of the front steps leading up to the main floor of the house.

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPolitics
 
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace House image. Click for full size.
By R. C., February 5, 2011
3. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace House
Library at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2007
4. Library at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
Among the objects seen in the Roosevelt library are two obelisks bought during the family's trip to Egypt, which can be seen on the mantle, and a pair of horsehair chairs that often scratched young Teddy's legs.
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Parlor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2007
5. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Parlor
The parlor in Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace is furnished in the popular Rococo Revival style, and is the most elegant room in the house.
Theodore Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
6. Theodore Roosevelt
This 1967 portrait of Theodore Roosevelt by Adrian Lamb after Philip de Lászlo's 1908 original hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“No one ever craved the presidency more than Theodore Roosevelt or used its powers more joyously. In early 1901, however, his rise toward that office was suddenly checked. Having gained national prominence as a civil service reformer, Spanish-American War hero, and reform-minded governor of New York, he was now relegated to being William McKinley's vice president. But McKinley's assassination several months later changed everything, and Roosevelt was soon rushing headlong into one of American history's most productive presidencies. By the time he left office in 1909, his accomplishments ranged from implementing landmark efforts to conserve the nation's disappearing natural heritage, to instituting some of the first significant curbs on the excesses of big business, to building the Panama Canal.

When Hungarian-born English artist Philip de Lászlo painted the original version of this portrait, he encouraged Roosevelt to have visitors chat with him during the sittings, apparently thinking that it made for a more animated likeness.” — National Portrait Gallery
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Secondary Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C., February 5, 2011
7. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Secondary Plaque
A secondary plaque is located above the threshold of the main entrance. It says: Theodore Roosevelt was born here October 27, 1858. Birthplace reproduced by the Womans Roosevelt Memorial Association, January 6, 1921.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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