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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



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Visual Evidence

Photo 3: The Wilcox House, September 1971. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Photo by Dick Frear, National Park Service)

The Wilcox family lived in this house until the early 1930s. After a failed attempt to raise funds to turn the house into a memorial, it became a restaurant. During the 1960s, the house was spared demolition when the Liberty Bank offered to purchase it in return for permission to build a branch office on what had been the Wilcoxes' garden. In 1970, the restored building became a national historic site. The sited opened to the public on September 14, 1971, 70 years after Roosevelt's inauguration.

Questions for Photo 3

1. Compare Photos 2 and 3. What are some of the differences in the appearance of the house and yard between the 1901 and 1971 images? What might account for these changes?

2. Do you think the Liberty Bank's proposal resulted in a fair compromise? Why or why not?

* The photo on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3, but be aware that the file will take as much as 31 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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