Preserving a President's View

Preserving a President's View (HM1RHW)

Location: Hyde Park, NY 12538 Dutchess County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 46.006', W 73° 56.139'

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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Nat'l Hist Pk

James Roosevelt purchased a house on 110 acres alongside the Hudson River in 1867. Both he and his son, FDR, cherished the vista from the south lawn, which provided the backdrop for many family, community, and political events. Eventually, this view encompassed the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (1888) and the Mid-Hudson Bridge (1930).In 1943 the President wrote a memorandum outlining management of his property once the government took ownership of it. The document included a provision to preserve the vista to the river and to the south and west of the main house. Ironically, as part of his forest management experiments, FDR planted many of the trees that have obscured some of these views.The land conservation organization Scenic Hudson, working with the National Park Service, has led efforts to protect the natural splendor of this area. They have conserved nearly 1,000 acres to ensure the magnificent vistas you enjoy today in this premier destination.
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 588468 N 4624428
Decimal Degrees41.76676667, -73.93565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.006', W 73° 56.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 0.36" N, 73° 56' 8.34" 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 21 Kessler Dr, Hyde Park NY 12538, US
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