Nation: Adding to the Legend

Adding ti the Legend

Rose Kennedy gave birth to the man who would become the 35th President of the U.S. in a gray frame house at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, just outside Boston. Last week she returned with two of her other children, Senator Edward Kennedy and Mrs. Jean Kennedy Smith, to present the house to the National Park Service as a memorial. It would have been John Fitzgerald Kennedy's 52nd birthday.

Joseph Kennedy and Rose bought the house in 1914 for only $6,600 and lived there for the first six years of their marriage; the Kennedy family repurchased the house in...

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