Yesterday my dad and I took a Daddy-Daughter Day Out and went adventuring here in Georgia. One of the things we went to see, was the Little White House. It’s probably exactly what you’re thinking. The “little” White House? Yeah! Built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, the Little White House served as a retreat for him in Warm Springs, Georgia.
President Roosevelt suffered from polio and traveled to Georgia to seek relief from his condition. The town is called Warm Springs because of the natural warm waters that flow from inside the earth. He designed pools to be filled with the constantly 88f degree water. Roosevelt created a foundation for all people who were inflicted with polio could come to Warm Springs and swim in the pools.
The Little White House was his home while in Warm Springs. It’s a small house built from red pine. The house had servant quarters, a guest house, a grand pantry, and a back porch. This is the house that FDR died in on April 12, 1945. He was then laid to rest on April 15 in his hometown of Hyde Park, New York.
It’s worth a trip if you are ever in Georgia!! About 1 hour 15 minutes southeast of Atlanta.
Take a look at the pictures below of President Roosevelt’s Little White House located in Warm Springs, GA.
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