Season 1, Episode 32-Franklin Roosevelt and Hyde Park

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Season 1, Episode 32: Franklin Roosevelt and Hyde Park

Back in the Empire State, and one of the ritziest areas of the country, the Estates section of the Hudson River Valley for the birthplace of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Springwood in Hyde Park.

Learn about his privileged and isolated childhood and how it shaped his worldview, as well as how his illness reframed his political life.

The National Park Service site for the Home of Franklin D Roosevelt.

The National Historic Site article on Springwood.

History of the Home from the National Park Service.

2017 Video tour of Springwood from CSPAN.

My dissertation, on Franklin Roosevelt’s recovery and efforts to re-emerge as a Democratic Party leader: A Party in Peril: Franklin Roosevelt, the Democratic Party, and the Circular Letter of 1924.

Be sure to check out Franklin Roosevelt’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 2, “Franklin Roosevelt and Warm Springs”!

From my August 2012 Visit!

From my August 2015 Visit!

From my August 2021 Visit!

Aeriel view of Springwood during FDR’s presidency
Springwood before the renovation
Springwood from the river side.
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Hyde Park
Franklin Roosevelt Portrait by Frank Salisbury.

Franklin Roosevelt Birthplace: 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, New York.

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