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James and Sara Roosevelt Cottage

 
 
James and Sara Roosevelt Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 18, 2009
1. James and Sara Roosevelt Cottage Marker
Inscription.  On this site, in 1885, James Roosevelt, businessman and country gentleman of Hyde Park, New york, built the cottage shown below. The Cottage was intended to be a summer retreat for his wife, Sara Delano, and their son Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Franklin spent many of his boyhood summers at this cottage. Miss Eleanor Roosevelt was a guest here in 1904. In 1905, Franklin and Eleanor were married.

In 1907, Mrs. Sara Roosevelt purchased the Kuhn cottage and gave it to the married couple. The Kuhn cottage became the now known Roosevelt Cottage. The cottage which stood here was removed in 1951.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 44° 52.598′ N, 66° 57.518′ W. Marker is in Campobello, New Brunswick, in Charlotte County. Marker can be reached from Glensevern Road (New Brunswick Route 774). Marker is in Campobello
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International Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campobello NB E5E, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Summer Activities (here, next to this marker); Campobello's Resort Hotels (here, next to this marker); The Summer Colony (here, next to this marker); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (within shouting distance of this marker); Roosevelt Campobello Park (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roosevelt Campobello International Park (approx. one kilometer away); Mulholland Point / La Pointe Mulholland (approx. one kilometer away); Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Campobello.
 
Eleanor Roosevelt Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 18, 2009
2. Eleanor Roosevelt Plaque
"The sun is out and the fog is rolling out to sea...I'm sniffing salt air and every now and then looking over the water to my green island and grey rocky shores...I love the place and like people I like to see it at its best"
Dedicated July 8, 1984
Eleanor Roosevelt
October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,875 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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