This is the house where the story is created.
Vice President Kamala Harris will soon reside because of the Naval Observatory in northwest Washington, DC, in a home occupied by his predecessors for more than four decades.
Harris, 56, will live in a 19th-century home with her husband, Doug Emhoff, 56, on the Number One Observatory Circle. She will be the eighth Vice President to live in the Queen Anne-style home that was made the incumbent Vice President’s official house in 1974, according to the White House official website.
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The three-story home, built in 1894, is made of brick and wood with green shutters and a partial porch. The house, located on 72 hectares, also has a renovated living room, living room, garden room, two lounges, reception, hall and kitchen.
The home itself was originally built for the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory (the observatory is still in use by the Navy today), but the then Chief of Naval Operations “kicked” the Superintendent out so he could occupy it instead.
The decision was later made to convert the home to the Vice President’s residence in 1974, but Vice President Gerald Ford never settled until he took over the presidency after Nixon’s resignation. His deputy, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, maintained a residence elsewhere for the following years.
It was only after Walter Mondale, who served under President Jimmy Carter, between 1977 and 1981, that a vice president finally moved in. It has since been home to Vice Presidents Bush, Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden and Pence and their families. (Pence moved out of the home before attending the inauguration on Wednesday.)
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Current Vice President Kamala Harris, meanwhile, is not immediately moving into the residence to “allow repairs to the home that can be more easily carried out with the home unoccupied,” an assistant confirmed to Fox News, adding that the repairs involved chimey liners and other household maintenance.
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Harris on Wednesday made history when she was sworn in as vice president, becoming the first woman and the first black and South Asian woman to hold office.