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FDR and Dutchess County Stone Buildings

The Hyde Park Post OfficeThe one thing people notice about the Dutchess County town of Hyde Park, New York, is that many of the buildings look the same. The post office, the library, three of the schools: they all share the same stone architecture. Public buildings in neighboring towns also look that way. Coincidence?

The Hyde Park Free LibraryThe reason that many of the buildings look the same is simple: Franklin D. Roosevelt wanted the buildings in his hometown to reflect the area's rich Dutch heritage; playing the role of architect and historian, President Roosevelt single-handedly ensured the continuation of that heritage in Dutchess County.

Haviland Middle School


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

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