Harry S Truman Little White House in Key West, Fl. was built
in 1890 as the first officer's quarters on the naval station.
The wooden duplex contained Quarters A for the base commandant
and Quarters B for the paymaster.
Little White House Highlights:
home Harry S. Truman came to relax and rest
Eisenhower recuperated from his heart attack in 1956
Edison resided here during World War I
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The house was built on the
waterfront of the harbor of Key West. In the beginning of the
20th century, the home was converted into a single family dwelling
to house the base commandant.
The house has been host to many
distinguished guests. Thomas Edison resided in the house during
World War I, while working on depth charge research for the
In 1946, Harry Truman began
visiting Key West for rest and relaxation and returned for
175 days during his presidency. Quarters A was the Winter
President Dwight Eisenhower
used the home while recuperating from a heart attack in 1956.
In 1961, the Little White House played host to President John
F. Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan during the Bay of Pigs incident. The house remained a living
quarters for the commanding officers of the base until Truman
Naval Station was closed in 1974. In 1996, President Jimmy
Carter and his family, visited the home while on holiday and
celebrated New Year's Eve here with family and friends. In
April of 2000 the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the U.S., Great
Britain, Germany, and France along with their wives had a
private dinner at the Little White House.
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