Everyone knows that the president lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC., but do you know where the vice president lives during their time in office?
Vice President Kamala Harris will soon be moving into a beautiful three-story Queen Anne-style home with her husband Doug Emhoff at Number One Observatory Circle. She will be the eighth vice president to reside in the home originally built in 1894 which was initially built for the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory. The then-chief of naval operations later "kicked out" the superintendent so that he could occupy the house.
The building has been the official home of the sitting vice president since 1974 when the decision was made to convert it into a home for Vice President Gerald Ford. However, he never settled in before he assumed the presidency after Nixon's resignation.
It wasn't until 1977 that Walter Mondale, who served under President Jimmy Carter, moved in and has since been home to Vice Presidents Bush, Quayle, Gore, Cheney, Biden, and Pence, and their families. Mike Pence moved out of the home just before attending Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
Harris and her family will not be immediately moving in to "allow for repairs to the home that are more easily conducted with the home unoccupied," which, according to an aide, include the chimney liners and other household maintenance.
The house sits on 72-acres and features a refurbished living room, sitting room, garden, room, two lounges, reception hall, kitchen, and dining room.
History was made on Wednesday as Harris was sworn in as the first woman and the first Black and South Asian woman to not only hold office but to become the Vice President of the United States of America.