Number 28, East 20th Street, New York, NY, between Park Ave and Broadway, stands a building where Theodore Roosevelt was born.

Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace TR Signage TR Room 1 TR Room 2 TR Study

Unfortunately the museum was closed for renovations but the house tour was still going. The guide was knowledgeable and courteous. I hope to look up more information about Theodore Roosevelt another time.

This house is definitely different from Franklin Roosevelt’s house in Hyde Park, NY. Franklin and Theodore were cousins. Franklin was a democrat. Theodore was a republican. And… here’s another interesting tidbit… as pointed out by the Park Ranger Guide at the house. It is entirely possible that Theodore Roosevelt and his brother witnessed Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 funeral from their grand father’s (Cornelious Roosevelt) residence on 14th Street.

T Roosevelt at Lincoln Funeral

 

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