Woodwork Fabrication - FDR and Sara Delanor Roosevelt NYC Home

FRANKLIN AND SARA DELANO ROOSEVELT'S TOWNHOUSE

 

Olek restored or fabricated new all the woodwork in this double-wide six story townhouse. In this section we show the work behind the scenes during the mostly new restoration of the Study. The rest of the house's renovation can be seen in other Galleries in our website.

The Roosevelt houses were designed in 1907-08 by Charles A. Platt. The brick and limestone facade features a boldly rusticated arched entry with decorative wrought iron doors, a delicate wrought iron balcony at the second floor, and a stone cartouche on the fourth floor. Sara Delano Roosevelt, who commissioned the buildings, lived in No. 47 and gave No. 49 to her son Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. In this house FDR recovered from polio in 1921-22 and learned of his election as governor of New York in 1928, and as president of the United States in 1932. Eleanor Roosevelt held meetings here for civic and political groups at the beginning of her public career. The houses are owned by Hunter College of the City University of New York and have been used by the college since 1943.

 

Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass
Sunball Easy Chair, designed by Gunter Ferdinand Ris & Herbert Selldorf,  produced by Rosenthal, Germany. Fiberglass


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