The final New York City home of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt has gone under contract.
As FOX Business previously reported, Roosevelt – who also served as a United Nations delegate – lived on the bottom floors of the five-story building from 1959 until her death in 1962. She wrote her newspaper column in the home at a desk overlooking the street, and notable guests who visited the home reportedly include John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Prince Edward and Leonard Bernstein.
At 55 East 74th Street, the 8,500-square-foot townhome on the Upper East Side was built in 1910 and has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half-baths.
The limestone home, designed in 1898, features views of Central Park and The Carlyle Hotel. It has been fully modernized.
A plaque outside the home reads, "The First Lady of the United States (1933-1945), a political activist known for her unwavering commitment to human rights issues, lived here from 1959 to 1962. While a delegate to the United Nations (1946-1952), she chaired the commission that drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)."