Kamala Harris has been living temporarily, since she assumed the US Vice Presidency, in Blair House, a historic residence located at 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Built in 1824, it was erected as a private home for the first general in the United States Army and was later purchased by the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The mansion, larger than the White House, known as the President’s Guest House, is made up of four interconnected houses.
Decorated in a stately style with luxurious antique furniture, artifacts and artwork, Blair House serves as a temporary home until Kamala Harris finds a home where she and her husband Doug Emhoff settle in. In this mansion, which serves as the guest house for the President of the United States, everything is carefully selected to portray the history, values and hospitality of the country.
Originally built in 1824 as a private home for the first general of the United States Army, Blair House was acquired by the United States government. In 1942 under the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In addition to the 14 guest suites, each with its own bathroom, it has three formal dining rooms, two large conference rooms, a beauty salon, a gym, and a library with more than 1,500 books.
Queen Elizabeth, Justin Trudeau, Margaret Thatcher and Vladimir Putin are some of the names who have stayed at the mansion, where Joe Biden has also spent the night before the inauguration ceremony. Harris is expected to live there temporarily, while she finds a place in the city.
Her halls are steeped in history. It serves as the traditional lodging of the incoming president on the eve of the inauguration and is a place of diplomatic entertainment. Blair House is where Harry S. Truman stayed from 1948 to 1952, during a major White House renovation.
Blair House is named after Francis Preston Blair, a journalist, friend and supporter of President Andrew Jackson and one of the first owners of the house, after purchasing it for $ 6,500 in 1836. The historic residence, which has acted as the “hotel World’s Most Exclusive “since WWII. Everything in it is history