1933 : FDR and the Grand Hotel

March 4, 2023 all-day

Check out the Pasty Central Day in History for a connection between FDR and the Grand Hotel!

During the depression President Franklin Roosevelt released numerous radio addresses including the famous “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” speech.

The owner of the Grand Hotel built a special Presidential Suite and let word get out that FDR was going to make a radio address from that very room, garnering lots of free publicity and causing considerable excitement.

But the President never arrived!

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