The Little White House

The Little White House (HMSQW)

Location: Warm Springs, GA 31830 Meriwether County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 52.887', W 84° 41.256'

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Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Warm Springs in 1924 in hopes of recovering from the effects of polio. His love for the area and hopes for the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation led him to build a small white clapboard cottage on these pine scented slopes. The house was completed in 1932, while F.D.R. was serving as Governor of New York. During F.D.R.'s four elected terms as the 32nd President, the cottage became known as "The Little White House." It was designed by architect Henry Toombs, who also designed many of the Foundation buildings. The cost was $8,738 including landscaping. The cottage, garage, servants quarters and guest house are preserved much like they were on April 12, 1945 when F.D.R. died of a massive stroke as he was sitting for a portrait. The "Unfinished Portrait" and many of F.D.R.'s personal belongings can be seen in the cottage and in an adjacent museum.

During the busy years between 1932 and 1945 F.D.R. only visited his beloved Little White House on 10 occasions while he and the nation struggled through the Great Depression of 1929 and then World War II. Many of the solutions to the "people problems" that beset the nation during his presidency came to F.D.R. as the results of his association with the people of this area.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number099-9
Year Placed1995
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 716327 N 3640515
Decimal Degrees32.88145000, -84.68760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 52.887', W 84° 41.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 52' 53.22" N, 84° 41' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 519-521 Pine Rd, Warm Springs GA 31830, US
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