John F. Kennedy's birthplace is on Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. The house was originally built in 1909 and purchased by Joseph P. Kennedy in August 1914 as a home for himself and his future bride, Rose Fitzgerald. The couple were married in October and moved into this home upon returning from their honeymoon. At the time Joseph was the president of the Columbia Trust Bank in Boston and he felt that a home in the suburbs would less constrictive to a growing family. He would commute everyday. During the time Joe and Rose lived here three of their children were born in the upstairs master bedroom: Future President John F. Kennedy, born May 29, 1917, Rosemary, born September 13, 1918 and Kathleen, born February 20, 1920. That same year, with their family growing, the Kennedys moved to a larger home a few blocks away on Abbottsford Road. In 1966 the Kennedy family repurchased the home and began a restoration to return it to its 1917 look, the year John was born. The home is made up of original Kennedy pieces and antiques from the same time period. In 1967 the family donated the house to the National Park Service, who continues to run it as The John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1967.