Everyone knows that the President of the United States lives in the White House but we often forget that the Vice President has to live somewhere too. Most people probably assume the Vice President also lives in the White House but he doesn’t. The Vice President has his own house.
So, where does the Vice President Live?
The Vice President of the United States lives in a house on the corner of 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington DC. The house is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory and was built in 1893 for the Superintendent of the Observatory.
The vice president’s house is a three-story, white-painted brick, Victorian-style home with 9,150 square feet of floor space. It used to be where the chief of the Naval Observatory would live and that is why people often call it the Admiral’s House.
In 1974, Congress designated the house as the official residence for Vice Presidents. Before that the Vice President lived in temporary houses and hotels in Washington DC.
Gerald and Betty Ford were the first family eligible to live in the house but the Richard Nixon resigned before renovations on the house were completed, and the Fords moved to the White House. The first full-time residents were Walter Mondale (Jimmy Carter’s vice president) and his wife in 1977. Since then every Vice President has live in the house.
There, now you know where the Vice President of the United States lives!
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