Restoration Project Board

Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University,
Honorary Chair

Dr. Judy Palfrey, Adams House Master, Chair

Dr. Sean Palfrey, Co-Master of Adams House, Co-Chair

Merle Bicknell
Assistant Dean, Department of Physical Resources, Harvard College

Rev. George Salzmann, Ph.D, Catholic Chaplain, Graduate & Professional Schools, Adams SCR

Michael Weishan, '86, Principal, Michael Weishan & Associates, Adams SCR, Editor

Historical Advisory Committee
Prof. Robert Dallek, Emeritus, UCLA

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Scholar & Roosevelt Biographer

Dr. Cynthia Koch, Past Director, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum

Prof. William Leuchtenberg, Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Curtis Roosevelt, FDR Grandson, Presidential Scholar & Author

Prof. Jean Edward Smith, Marshall University, Huntingdon, WV

Amb. William Vanden Heuvel, Founder, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

The Franklin
Delano Roosevelt
, Inc.
A Public 501 (c) 3 Charity to Benefit the FDR Suite Restoration Project

Michel Weishan '86, President

Rev. George Salzmann, Treasurer

Corporate & Charitable Sponsors

Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust
Gardner Mattress

Shawmut Construction
Ropes and Gray, LLC
Wolf-Gordon, Inc.

From 1900-1904, young Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with his Groton chum Lathrop Brown, rented rooms in Westmorly Court, (now B-17 of Adams House) the newest and most luxurious building on Harvard's Gold Coast. Equipped with all the latest innovations – central heat, electricity, a modern "hygienic" bathroom – the suite contained over 600 sq. feet of living space spread over 4 rooms, with 14' ceilings, French doors, and a working fireplace. These spacious quarters, which were originally decorated in high Victorian style by FDR and his mother Sara have been recently returned to their pristine Gilded Age condition, filled with period furniture and antiques and restored to their 1900 appearance, both as the only existing memorial to the former President at Harvard, as well as a living museum of daily College life at the turn of the twentieth century.