Commandant's Residence, Quarters Number One, Fort Adams
The Eisenhower House in 2017
|Location||Newport, Rhode Island|
|Architect||George C. Mason & Son|
|Part of||Fort Adams (#70000014)|
|NRHP Reference #||74000043|
|Added to NRHP||May 8, 1974|
|Designated NHLDCP||July 28, 1970|
The building was built by George C. Mason & Son in 1873. Its first inhabitant was General Henry Jackson Hunt. Dwight D. Eisenhower used the house as his summer residence during his presidency in 1958 and 1960. Initially, in 1958, the President was living at the Naval War College on Coasters Harbor Island. However, with his passion for golf, he moved to this location as it was close to the Newport Country Club. It then became the "Eisenhower House" and the Summer White House.
The Eisenhower House became part of Fort Adams State Park after the U.S. Navy transferred Fort Adams to the State of Rhode Island in 1964. The residence was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It is used for weddings and other social events.