FDR and
Dutchess County Stone Buildings
Historic Stone Buildings
Stoutenbourgh House
Hyde Park Library
Poughkeepsie Post Office
Rhinebeck Post Office
Wappingers and Ellenville Post Offices
Hyde Park Post Office
FDR Library
Hyde Park Schools
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FDR and Dutchess County Stone Buildings

It was not until 1940 that Franklin Roosevelt could focus on the project he most wanted: building a new post office for Hyde Park. For Hyde Park, FDR chose Dr. John Bard's house as a model. Built in 1772 by the grandson of the original patentee of the area, FDR thought the Bard estate was probably the oldest estate in the area. To add to the historical design, builders used fields stone from the former property of John Bard's son, and Olin Dows painted a mural of Hyde Park's history along the walls. President Roosevelt laid the building's cornerstone on November 6, 1940.

Park Post Office

Hyde Park Post Office


Hyde Park Post Office Mural by Olin Dows


FDR Library Logo Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York