Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Quiz

I just learned something new today and wanted to share.
This may be old news to you but it was new to me!

Here is the question:
Who lives in this house?

Comment with your guesses and Tomorrow Night I will put the answer at the bottom of this post!!




Drum Rolll Please.......

Chris gets honorable mention for the most creative guess but Keith (being the military guy) was the first to get it right and Maw Maw was the second.

This is the house that the Vice President of the United States lives in. I have no idea what made me think about it the other day but I realized the President gets the White House and I had no idea what the VP got. Isn't it beautiful? Anyway, here are other interesting facts I learned about this house a couple of days ago...

In July 1974 Congress designated a house on the southeast corner of 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington DC where the vice president of the United States would live. Located on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory, the house was built in 1893 for the Superintendent of the Observatory.

Before 1974, vice presidents either bought a temporary home in Washington DC or stayed at hotels.

Gerald and Betty Ford were the first family eligible to live in the house. But the resignation of President Richard Nixon occurred before renovations on the house were completed, and the Fords headed to the White House. New Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, of the wealthy Rockefeller family, used the house mainly to entertain.

The first full-time residents were Walter Mondale, President Jimmy Carter's vice president, and his wife, Joan, in 1977. Every vice president since has lived there.

The house is a three-story, white-painted brick, Victorian-style home with 9,150 square feet of floor space. It served as the home of the chief of the Naval Observatory beginning in 1929. This is why people often call it the Admiral's House.

You can see photos of the house, circa 1997, at At Home With the Gores.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

I feel like I should know who lives here but I cannot say I do...I really want to know!

Christopher said...

that's where the guy and girl from the notebook lived and it is in NC on the coast

Keith said...

The Vice President

Wendy said...

i don't know but, i want to know.

Aunt Wendy

bettyd said...

The Vice President - hasn't always been the home of the VP - Used to be something with the Navy, I think.