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John F Kennedy
17-OCT-2004 Cheryl Gingras

John F Kennedy

Brookline, Massachusetts

John F Kennedy National Historic Site -

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the birthplace in 1917 and boyhood home of the 35th President of the United States. The modest frame house at 83 Beals Street in Brookline was the first home shared by the president's father and mother, Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and represents the social and political beginnings of one of America’s most prominent families.

Four of the nine Kennedy children were born while the family resided at 83 Beals — Joe, Jr., John, Rosemary, and Kathleen. When John Kennedy was four years old, his parents sold the house and moved to a larger residence nearby, where they lived until 1927. A commemorative plaque was placed on the site by the Town of Brookline in 1961, the year of President Kennedy’s inauguration. In 1965, the house was designated a National Historic Landmark and was later repurchased and restored by the Kennedy family as a memorial.

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