Eisenhower House

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Commandant's Residence, Quarters Number One, Fort Adams
Eisenhower House, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island.jpg
The Eisenhower House in 2017
Eisenhower House is located in Rhode Island
Eisenhower House
Eisenhower House is located in the US
Eisenhower House
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°28′17″N 71°20′33″W / 41.47139°N 71.34250°W / 41.47139; -71.34250Coordinates: 41°28′17″N 71°20′33″W / 41.47139°N 71.34250°W / 41.47139; -71.34250
Built 1873
Architect George C. Mason & Son
Architectural style Victorian
Part of Fort Adams (#70000014)
NRHP Reference # 74000043[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 8, 1974
Designated NHLDCP July 28, 1970

Eisenhower House, formerly known as the Commandant's Residence or Quarters Number One of Fort Adams, is a historic house that is part of Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.

History[edit]

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.[2] It then became the "Eisenhower House" and the Summer White House.

Today[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. "The Eisenhower House". Retrieved November 30, 2009. 

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