President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) dedicates Post Office in Hyde Park, New York
Hyde Park New York USA Date:1940 Duration:1 min 7 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is seen platform beside the new stone Post Office in Hyde Park, New York. He speaks to a crowd gathered for the dedication of the Post Office. Brief view from across the avenue, then back to the crowd at the dedication site. The President speaking to the crowd. He then takes a trowel and ceremoniously applies mortar to the top of a cornerstone. Closeup of the corner stone shows names of current officials and the architect, including: Franklin D.Roosevelt, President of United States of America; James A. Farley, Postmaster General; John M. Carmody,Federal Works Administrator; W. Englebert Reynolds, Commissioner of Public Buildings; Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect; and Neal A. Melick, Supervising Engineer. The year 1940 is also engraved.
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