Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library (HM1KFN)

Location: Hyde Park, NY 12538 Dutchess County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 46.091', W 73° 56.065'

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The building in front of you is the nation's first presidential library. FDR was deeply involved in every facet of the library's development. He envisioned the library as a place where the public could examine the evidence of his Presidency and draw their own conclusions about his legacy. He chose a Dutch Colonial style of architecture for the building to represent a sense of endurance. The library opened on June 30, 1941.
FDR inspects the beginnings of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library on September 23, 1939, (above) with his grandaughters Sara and Kate.
FDR's original sketch for the library (right)
The library houses important documents like the rough draft of the "Day of Infamy" speech (far right). FDR wrote this speech, December 7, 1941, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Habor.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 588569 N 4624587
Decimal Degrees41.76818333, -73.93441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.091', W 73° 56.065'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 5.46" N, 73° 56' 3.9" W
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Area Code(s)845
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park NY 12538, US
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