|'Wilderstein' as it appeared in the 1980's, during Daisy Suckley's|
last years of occupancy. Photo: Courtesy of Robert Bruce.
|First Floor Plan of 'Wilderstein' Photo:|
Library of Congress.
|Margaret "Daisy" Suckley poses on the lawn in front|
of 'Wilderstein'. Photo: Courtesy of Robert Bruce.
Both Daisy and Fala, along with another of FDR's close cousins the eccentric Laura Delano, were with the President when he died in Warm Springs, Georgia in April of 1945. After FDR's death, Daisy returned to 'Wilderstein', where she continued to pursue her interests and activities. She served as archivist at the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library on the Roosevelt estate 'Springwood' in Hyde Park, nearby her own beloved 'Wilderstein', until her retirement in 1963.
|Daisy Suckley in the white and gold salon of 'Wilderstein' ~ in her|
90th year. Photo: Courtesy of Robert Bruce.
|'Wilderstein' today ~ Circa 2013.|