Mar-a-Lago

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Mar-a-Lago National Historic Landmark
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Mar-a-Lago, Marjorie Merriweather Post's estate on Palm Beach Island
Mar-a-Lago is located in Florida
Mar-a-Lago
Location1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Coordinates26°40′37″N 80°02′13″W / 26.67694°N 80.03694°W / 26.67694; -80.03694Coordinates: 26°40′37″N 80°02′13″W / 26.67694°N 80.03694°W / 26.67694; -80.03694
Area110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2)[1]
Built1924–1927
Architect
NRHP reference No.80000961
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 23, 1980[2]
Designated NHLDecember 23, 1980[3]

Mar-a-Lago (/ˌmɑːrəˈlɑːɡ/) is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. The 126-room, 62,500-square-foot (5,810 m2)[4] mansion has the Mar-a-Lago Club, a members-only club with guest rooms, a spa, and other hotel-style amenities.

It is located in Palm Beach County on the Palm Beach barrier island, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Florida's Intracoastal Waterway to the west.

In 1985, Mar-a-Lago was purchased by Donald Trump at a price of around $10 million.[5] His wife at the time, Ivana Trump, was charged with running the property.[6]

Trump has been there as President of the United States many times,[7] calling it the Winter White House and his "Southern White House".

Mar-a-Lago has been used to host meetings for President Trump and international leaders, including Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping.

It is the second largest mansion in the state of Florida and the 22nd largest mansion in the United States.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mar-A-Lago, the Trump Winter White House". The Huffington Post. August 11, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. "Mar-A-Lago". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Archived from the original on April 2, 2009.
  4. Spencer, Terry. "For Irma vs. Mar-a-Lago, the smart money is on Trump's house". chicagotribune.com.
  5. Liberman, Si (March 7, 2018). "Mar-a-Lago: An insider's view of Trump's Florida estate". USA Today – via Special for Asbury Park (N.J.) Press.
  6. Shnayerson, Michael (July 16, 1988). "Inside Ivana's Role in Donald Trump's Empire". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  7. "See Inside the 'Winter White House' at Mar-a-Lago". Time. Retrieved February 17, 2017.