The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
Melnick, Richard J., The Historian
People sometimes come up with a grand idea to preserve something worth saving only to find that it has already been destroyed. Such was the case with the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, now a national historic site run by the National Park Service, at 28 East 20th Street in New York City.(1)
Built in 1848, this typical New York brownstone was purchased in 1854 by Theodore's grandfather, Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt, as a wedding gift for the youngest of his five sons, Theodore (Sr.), and his bride, Martha Bulloch. Number 26 was given to Robert Roosevelt, Theodore Sr.'s older brother.
Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth U.S. president, was born on 27 October 1858 in the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. Contributors: Melnick, Richard J. - Author. Journal title: The Historian. Volume: 58. Issue: 2 Publication date: Winter 1996. Page number: 289+. © 2009 Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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