“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Hyde Park in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Home by the Hudson

Home by the Hudson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2015
1. Home by the Hudson Marker
All that is within me cries to go back to my home by the Hudson River. - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944

It was only when passing through the gates at the end of this road that FDR felt truly at home. Roosevelt loved Springwood’s forests and fields. He found stability in the peaceful regularity of life here. As he neared the end of his life, Roosevelt often experienced his longing to return to this beautiful setting.

FDR driving along this lane with his dog Fala on October 22, 1944 (above)

FDR, in 1889, at age 8 riding his pony Debbie around Springwood (right)

FDR, in March 1901, at 19 with some of the family pets (middle right)

FDR age 22 sledding on the estate in the winter of 1904 (far right)
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentHorticulture & ForestryRoads & Vehicles
Home by the Hudson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 7, 2015
2. Home by the Hudson Marker
Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series list.
Location. 41° 46.067′ N, 73° 56.012′ W. Marker is in Hyde Park, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Albany Post Road (U.S. 9) and FDR Drive, on the left when traveling north. Located on the grounds of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The World Mourns (about 300 feet away); Springwood (about 500 feet away); The heart of Franklin Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Preserving a President’s View (about 700 feet away); New Guinea Community Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hyde Park RR Station (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyde Park.
Also see . . .  Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Park Service. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Franklin D. Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
3. Franklin D. Roosevelt
This 1945 Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Douglas Chandor hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“When Franklin Roosevelt began serving in New York's state legislature in 1911, some observers declared him ill-suited to the rough realities of politics. But Roosevelt thrived on those realities; some two decades later, he was advancing from the New York governorship to the presidency.

Taking office against the bleak backdrop of the Great Depression, Roosevelt responded quickly to this economic disaster with a host of regulatory and welfare measures that redefined the government's role in American life. Among conservatives, the new federal involvement in matters traditionally left to the private sector was a betrayal of America's ideals. But in other quarters, Roosevelt's activism inspired an unwavering popularity that led to his election to an unprecedented four terms.

When Roosevelt sat for this portrait in 1945, his presidential concerns had long since shifted to guiding the nation through World War II. This likeness is a study for a larger painting a sketch of which appears at the lower left commemorating Roosevelt's meeting with wartime Allied leaders, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Yalta.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   3. submitted on November 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Feb. 27, 2021