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FDR and Dutchess County Stone Buildings

Not content with simply preserving old homes, Franklin Roosevelt set out to create new structures. At FDR's insistence, Eleanor Roosevelt and her associates Marion Dickerman, Nancy Cook, and Caroline O'Day set out to build a cottage ["Val-Kill"] on the estate for their furniture business; it is not surprising who had the most input into the building's design. Franklin Roosevelt, according architect Henry J. Toombs, had an interest in "every detail of the cottage's arrangement, appointments, and construction."



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