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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1938/00/00 Franklin D Roosevelt Architect Construction begins on a residence designed by Franklin D Roosevelt to accommodate his wheelchair.
1939/00/00 Henry J Toombs Associate Architect Top Cottage is completed in the style of the Dutch colonial architecture found in the Hudson River Valley.
1939/06/11 Franklin D Roosevelt Host Frank Roosevelt cooks hot dogs for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. They also serve Virginia ham, cold turkey, sausages (hot), cranberry jelly, green salad, rolls and strawberry shortcake. Hotdog King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/11 George VI of England Guest King George VI enjoys a second hot dog and beer with Franklin Roosevelt. Hotdog King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1939/06/11 The Roosevelts offer King George VI and Queen Elizabeth beer, soft drinks and coffee. Franklin breaks protocol and proposes a toast to the Queen. She reportedly drinks to herself. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada
1942/06/27 Franklin D Roosevelt Host Crown Princess Martha of Norway, King George II of Greece and others socialize on the porch of Top Cottage with FDR.

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Particulars for Top Cottage:
Architectural Style American Colonial Revival
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Occupation Attribute US President

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 9th December 1997

Registry Name: Top Cottage
Registry Address: 24 Potters Bend Rd.
Registry Number: 97001679
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Toombs, Henry; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Architectural Style: Colonial revival
Area in Acres: 32
Contributing Buildings: 1
Non-Contributing Buildings: 4
Non-Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person
Significant Year: 1938, 1940, 1942
Associated People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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