Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, HYDE PARK, NY

"The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library was erected to keep the vast number of papers and records of President Roosevelt together and to exhibit the gifts presented to him."

Built by Philadelphia contractor John McShain, the facility was constructed on 16 acres (65,000 m²) of land in Hyde Park, New York, donated by the President and his mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt. The library resulted from the President's decision that a separate facility was needed to house the vast quantity of historical papers, books, and memorabilia he had accumulated during a lifetime of public service and private collecting. [SOURCE: Wikipedia]


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