Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt is the only United States President to be born in New York but quite apart from that the Roosevelt family have a long history associated with the city, the family being amonst the first settlers.
“Teddy” was born at 28 East 20th St in Manhattan and he also lived infrequently at Wave Hill House in the Bronx. The original, East 20th Street house was demolished but only a few years later rebuilt exactly as it had been. Subsequently it was donated to the National Park Service and you can visit it.
Find out about opening hours and a little more about the house by going here Theordore Roosevelt’s Birthplace.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a niece of Theodore, and when she married Franklin Roosevelt, a distant cousin, her name did not change. Franklin’s mother gave the newlyweds a house beside hers at 49 East 65th Street.
While living here Franklin D. Roosevelt served as the Governor of New York, spending some time also at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany, prior to being elected President for an incredible 4 terms, making him the longest serving President in US history.
Their house and his mother’s is now Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College but is available for a tour if you arrange it. You can find out about this house where Eleanor and Franklin lived for 24 years at Roosevelt House New York LIKE the historic houses of New York