Friday, January 8, 2010

The Little White House

The Little White House
Warm Springs, Georgia

The Little White House was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's house away from the "Official" White House in Washington, D.C.  

Much more information can be found at their website at   What follows came from the website.

The Little White House

Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the 88-degree, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement. During FDR’s presidency and the Great Depression, he developed many New Deal Programs (such as the Rural Electrification Administration) based upon his experiences in this small town.

The FDR Museum at The Little White House

While posing for a portrait on April 12, 1945, FDR suffered a stroke and died a short while later. Today, the “Unfinished Portrait” is featured in a museum that showcases many exhibits, including FDR’s 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls, his Fireside Chats playing over a 1930s radio, his stagecoach and a theater. Visitors can tour FDR’s home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs. 

FDR's 1938 Ford

 FDR's 1938 Ford 

FDR's Apparatus

Walk of State Flags & Stones - every state is represented by a flag and memorial stone

FDR Plaque

Pantry at The Little White House

In the kitchen at The Little White House

FDR's study at The Little White House

FDR's bedroom at The Little White House

The now empty FDR's Warms Springs Pools

The following blogs are pending - come back soon to see them:
  • Kentucky Scorecards - High Pointe to Hurstbourne
  • Callaway Gardens GC - Mountain View Course
  • Scorecards From Egypt
  • Caledonia GC
  • Massachusetts Scorecards - Indian Meadows to Ipswich


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