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Built in 1925, Val-Kill served at various times as a:
The main building at Val-Kill was originally a furniture factory.
Franklin Roosevelt described Eleanor as wanting in Val-Kill "a shack on a stream in the back woods and want, instead of a beautiful marble bath, to have the stream dug out so as to form an old-fashioned swimming hole."
"The greatest thing I have learned is how good it is to come home again." - Eleanor Roosevelt