85-15 Wareham Place

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85-15 Wareham Place, Donald Trump's childhood home

85-15 Wareham Place is a house in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens, New York City. It is the childhood home of U.S. President Donald Trump, and is the home listed on his birth certificate.[1] Trump lived here until age 4, when the family moved to a larger house adjacent to the property.[2][3] It is located on Wareham Place near Henley Road.

The Tudor-style house, built in either the 1920s[3] or in 1940[4] (sources differ) by Trump's father, Fred Trump,[5] is located in the upper-middle-class neighborhood of Jamaica Estates.[6] The house was put up for sale in July 2016, during the presidential campaign.[1] It was scheduled to be sold at auction in October 2016, but the seller took it off the market.[2] While it was initially listed at $1.65 million, in December 2016, the house was purchased by Manhattan real estate investor Michael Davis for $1,390,500. Davis initially remained anonymous, and having never seen the house, arranged to have it sold at auction on January 17, 2017, three days before Trump's inauguration on January 20.[7] According to the terms of the auction, the seller had five days to consider the bids.[8] According to The New York Times, it was last auctioned for $2.14 million to "a limited-liability company represented by a law firm that specializes in Chinese foreign investment" in March 2017.[9][10]

In 2017, the house was listed on the house rental service Airbnb for $725 per night.[11] After an attempt to sell it for $2.9 million in February 2019, another auction was planned to conclude November 14, 2019.[9] This failed as no qualified bids came forward.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellog, Valerie (July 1, 2016). "Donald Trump's boyhood home selling for $1.65M in Queens". Newsday. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Nir, Sarah Maslin (January 17, 2017). "Donald Trump's Childhood Home Goes to Auction". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Blair, Gwenda (2015) [2000]. The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a Presidential Candidate. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 225. ISBN 978-1501139369.
  4. ^ a b Warren, Katie (November 20, 2019). "Trump's childhood home in NYC failed to sell at auction". Business Insider. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Strum, Beckie (January 17, 2017). "Donald Trump's Childhood Home in Queens, NY, Sold at Auction". Mansion Global. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  6. ^ Plitt, Amy (July 15, 2016). "Donald Trump's Childhood Home in Jamaica Estates Asks $1.65M". Curbed. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  7. ^ Vincent, Isabel (January 8, 2017). "Trump's mystery house buyer is a Manhattan real estate mogul". New York Post. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Auction ends Tuesday for Trump's home in Queens". FOX5NY. January 17, 2017. Archived from the original on January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Chen, Stefanos (September 17, 2019). "Trump's Childhood Home Goes Back on the Auction Block". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  10. ^ Warren, Katie (December 19, 2019). "I visited Trump's childhood neighborhood on the outskirts of NYC, and it didn't take long to see why he's called it an 'oasis'". Business Insider. Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  11. ^ Abramson, Alana (August 9, 2017). "You Can Now Rent Donald Trump's Childhood Home on Airbnb for $725 a Night". Time. Retrieved August 10, 2017.

Coordinates: 40°43′01″N 73°47′09″W / 40.71704°N 73.78581°W / 40.71704; -73.78581