Government House (American Samoa)

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Government House
Photograph of a two-story, white building on a ridgetop
Government House in 2007
Location Pago Pago, American Samoa
Coordinates 14°16′38″S 170°40′59″W / 14.277224°S 170.683006°W / -14.277224; -170.683006Coordinates: 14°16′38″S 170°40′59″W / 14.277224°S 170.683006°W / -14.277224; -170.683006
Area 1.4 acres (5,700 m2)[1]
Built 1903
Governing body American Samoa territorial government
Part of U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District[2] (#90000854)
NRHP Reference # 72001443
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972
Designated NHL December 14, 1990

Government House, also known as Building No.1, Naval Station, Tutuila or Government House, U.S. Naval Station Tutuila was built in 1903 and is located in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It served as the home of the commander of the Navy station. Later, it served as the diplomatic center for United States relations throughout the South Pacific during World War I and World War II. It was handed over to the civilian governor of American Samoa for his residence in 1951.[1]

Government House was listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1972,[3] and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990.[4] It is in threatened condition due to decay and poor repairs.[citation needed]

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