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Near Warms Springs in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Little White House

 
 
The Little White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
1. The Little White House Marker
Inscription. Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Warm Springs in 1924 in hopes of recovering from the effects of polio. His love for the area and hopes for the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation led him to build a small white clapboard cottage on these pine scented slopes. The house was completed in 1932, while F.D.R. was serving as Governor of New York. During F.D.R.'s four elected terms as the 32nd President, the cottage became known as "The Little White House." It was designed by architect Henry Toombs, who also designed many of the Foundation buildings. The cost was $8,738 including landscaping. The cottage, garage, servants quarters and guest house are preserved much like they were on April 12, 1945 when F.D.R. died of a massive stroke as he was sitting for a portrait. The "Unfinished Portrait" and many of F.D.R.'s personal belongings can be seen in the cottage and in an adjacent museum.

During the busy years between 1932 and 1945 F.D.R. only visited his beloved Little White House on 10 occasions while he and the nation struggled through the Great Depression of 1929 and then World War II. Many of the solutions to the "people problems" that beset the nation during his presidency came to F.D.R. as the results of his association with the people of this area.
 
Erected 1995 by Georgia Department of Natural
The Little White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 3, 2015
2. The Little White House Marker
Resources. (Marker Number 099-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 52.918′ N, 84° 41.173′ W. Marker is near Warms Springs, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker can be reached from Little White House Road. Click for map. Marker is on the right side of the Little White House Historic Site´s entrance building coming from the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Little White House Rd, Warm Springs GA 31830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Depot Site Warm Springs (approx. 0.7 miles away); Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Franklin D. Roosevelt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Warm Springs Treatment Pools (approx. 0.8 miles away); Roosevelt Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Longleaf Pine Planting (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dowdell's Knob (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site. (Submitted on September 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
The Little White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. The Little White House Marker
The marker now stands to the right of the entrance to the park.
The Little White House image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
4. The Little White House
Bedroom in The Little White House image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
5. Bedroom in The Little White House
Dining room in The Little White House image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
6. Dining room in The Little White House
Sitting room fireplace in The Little White House image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
7. Sitting room fireplace in The Little White House
The Unfinished Portrait of F.D.R. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
8. The Unfinished Portrait of F.D.R.
Telephone used by F.D.R. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
9. Telephone used by F.D.R.
Kitchen area in the Little White House image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
10. Kitchen area in the Little White House
Another picture of the kitchen area in the Little White House image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
11. Another picture of the kitchen area in the Little White House
Wringer for laundry - Mounted on the railing outside the kitchen area. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
12. Wringer for laundry - Mounted on the railing outside the kitchen area.
Entrance sign on The Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
13. Entrance sign on The Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum
Entrance to The Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
14. Entrance to The Franklin D. Roosevelt Museum
Museum Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
15. Museum Exhibit
Museum Exhibit image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
16. Museum Exhibit
Secret Service Guard House image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
17. Secret Service Guard House
Walk of State exhibit - has display of the natural rock formations from each state. image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
18. Walk of State exhibit - has display of the natural rock formations from each state.
Sample from South Carolina - Granite image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
19. Sample from South Carolina - Granite
Clinic at Warm Springs image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
20. Clinic at Warm Springs
Hot water rising from the ground that is used to fill the pools at the clinic image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
21. Hot water rising from the ground that is used to fill the pools at the clinic
Aunt Hellen testing the water - "Yes, it's hot." image. Click for full size.
By M. L., October 24, 1999
22. Aunt Hellen testing the water - "Yes, it's hot."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. submitted on , by M. L. 'Mitch' Gambrell of Taylors, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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