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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
28 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site is a recreated brownstone between Broadway and Park Avenue South in Manhattan. The house that originally stood on the site was built in 1848 and was bought by the Roosevelts in 1854. Theodore Roosevelt was born there on October 27, 1858, and lived in the house with his family until 1872.
The original building was demolished in 1916 to make way for retail space, but after Roosevelt's death in 1919, the lot was purchased and the house rebuilt by the Women's Roosevelt Memorial Association. The restoration recreates the house as it was in 1865. The house was rededicated in 1923 and was subsequently refurbished with many furnishings from the original house. It now serves as a museum dedicated to the life and contributions of the 26th President of the United States.
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