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4 July 2014

Find FDR in Grosvenor Square

It's American Independence Day today, so it seems fitting to feature the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The statue depicts the President, who led the USA through the Second World War and died in office in 1945. It was installed in Grosvenor Square in 1948, following a redesign of the Square to accommodate it.

The statue was designed by Sir William Reid Dick and unveiled by Eleanor Roosevelt on 12th April 1948 in the presence of Clement Attlee, Winston Churchill and King George VI.

For more, see http://www.inlondonguide.co.uk/london-sight-guide/weird-wonderful-london/roosevelts-statue-grosvenor-sq.html

^Picture © Duncan Harris used under a Creative Commons license^

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