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Friday, February 27, 2009

FDR Suite at Harvard

Franklin Delano Roosevelt went to Harvard University from 1900-1904, but the school’s only memorial to him is a plaque in the rooms that he used to occupy. Now, a group at Harvard seeks to restore those rooms to their 1900 condition as a memorial to the 32nd president.

We tour FDR’s former suite with Michael Weishan, president of the FDR Suite Foundation, Inc. and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Westmorly as built in 1901. (Courtesy Avery Library, Columbia University)

Westmorly as built in 1901. (Courtesy Avery Library, Columbia University)

Westmorly, now Adams House façade. (Courtesy David Foxe)

Westmorly, now Adams House façade. (Courtesy David Foxe)

FDR Suite Interior present day. (Courtesy David Foxe)

FDR Suite Interior present day. (Courtesy David Foxe)

FDR painting by John Wood. (Courtesy of the artist)

FDR painting by John Wood. (Photo courtesy John Wood)


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