It now serves as a museum dedicated to the life and contributions of the 26th President of the United States of America. There is a small admission fee.
Friday, 6 March 2009
FIT FOR A PRESIDENT
Roosevelt's birthplace at 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue SouthTheodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States of America, was born on this site on October 27th. 1858. He lived in the house until he was 14 years old. The original brownstone house was demolished in 1916 before being rebuilt in 1919 after the lot was purchased by the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association
The house was rededicated in 1923 and was subsequently refurbished with many furnishings from the original house by the President's widow Edith, and his two sisters. The widow and sisters also supplied information about the interior's appearance during Roosevelt's residency.