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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT SLEPT HERE

BOSTONIA, SUMMER 2002

The Gandhi family at
home. Vikram and
Meera and their child-
ren, Kanika, 8, Kabir,
4, and Kiran, 13.

The Gandhis' Upper
East Side home, and
a historical landmark
plaque by the entry.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI

MEERA GANDHI (GSM'89) and her husband, Vikram, were buying more than a house a couple of years ago - they were getting a piece of history. Their townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a five-story neo-Renaissance rowhouse, was the last home of Eleanor Roosevelt, who lived there from 1959 to 1962. The house, built in 1898, was recently renovated and restored by the Gandhis, with architect Pedro Castillo. Gandhi reports that she has hosted charity events at the house, including one attended by Uma Thurman to raise money for the Gujarat earthquake disaster and a Digital Partners fundraiser to send computers to developing countries. Gandhi is on the board of Digital Partners.