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See the Little White House before seeing who wins the big White House

The Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia was built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, just a few months before becoming President of the United States. / Photo: Georgia State Parks

With the election less than a week away, U.S. voters are concerned about who is going to occupy a certain house on Pennsylvania Avenue.

But have you heard of the Little White House?

The Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia was built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, just a few months before becoming President of the United States.

Why build in Warm Springs? Roosevelt had hoped that the local springs would help him in his struggle against polio and had been visiting the area for several years before his term as President.

The home served as FDR's retreat from the daily grind in Washington and served as inspiration for some of the New Deal programs.

FDR would go on to visit Warm Springs during his tenure as President every year, except for 1942 up until his passing away in 1945 according to the National Park Service.

The legacy of FDR's time at Warm Springs has been preserved through media, with his time there being documented in pictures, documentaries and a film from HBO.

For more information on visiting the Little White House, visit the Georgia State Parks' website for hours of operation and admission fees.


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