Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 8, 1976):
From 1920 to 1957, this was the residence of John Nance Garner (1868-1967), of one of the most influential U.S. Representatives. Nance served in the House from 1903 to 1933; as Speaker (1931-33), he led efforts to combat the Depression in cooperation with President Hoover. He lost the Democratic Presidential nomination to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, and concluded his public service as Roosevelt's Vice President (1933-41).