In Gramercy, A Leader is Born
At 28 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, on October 27, 1858, nothing short of a miracle happened; history was made. This small brownstone, nestled in the heart of Manhattan, is the home and birthplace of our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt.
The original building was demolished in 1916, but the lot was purchased, and the house rebuilt in 1919 by the Women’s Roosevelt Memorial Association. American female architect Theodate Pope Riddle was given the task of reconstructing Roosevelt’s birthplace to commemorate the man who led America onto a world stage.
The replica house was completed in 1923 and refurbished with the help of Roosevelt’s widow and sister. The house features five fully furnished rooms adorned with memorabilia to reflect Roosevelt and provide insight to how a wealthy family in New York lived in the 1860s. Step back into the 1860s and come take a look for yourself.
To learn more about Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace, check out this link.