Hyde Park in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The heart of Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) centered his life on Springwood, the family estate. Whether starting married life with his new bride Eleanor, launching his political career, or recovering from the effects of polio, he always returned here. Springwood’s natural beauty provided a place for reflection, solitude, and personal restoration. During Roosevelt’s Presidency, Springwood became a setting for world-changing decisions. When FDR died in 1945, Springwood became his final resting place.
FDR (above) on Springwood’s front porch (middle left with hand raised), surrounded by friends and family after winning the 1940 Presidential election.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in the estate’s main house in 1882. He is pictured (right) at age 7 with his father James and mother Sara.
Franklin and Eleanor in 1906 (far right) After they married, the couple moved into Springwood with Franklin’s mother Sara.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° 46.049′ N, 73° 56.112′ 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. Touch for map. Located on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Springwood (here, next to this marker); The World Mourns (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving a President’s View (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library (about 300 feet away); Home by the Hudson (about 500 feet away); Hyde Park RR Station (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hyde Park Vietnam War Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Those Who Served (approx. 1.6 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.