NEW YORK - The childhood home of the nation's 26th president is once again open to the public, just in time for his 158th birthday.

Theodore Roosevelt was born in a brownstone on East 20th Street in Manhattan on October 27, 1858.

The home had closed its doors for a year and a half to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation. 

But, what many people might not know is that the original brownstone had been torn down, leaving a reconstructed home in its place.

"It is a reconstruction of the original house. But fortunately we were able to acquire a great deal of original family artifacts, a little over 60 percent of the artifacts are actual family owned artifacts which is a pretty high amount as far as historic homes go," said Daniel Prebutt of the National Park Service.

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