Vice President Harris moved into her official residence on the Naval Observatory Tuesday night after an preliminary delay as a result of repairs.
“What a historic second. The primary time in our nation’s historical past, a daughter of immigrants, Kamala Devi Harris takes Marine 2 for the primary time to her new house, the Vice President’s Residence,” Opal Vadhan, an aide to Harris, tweeted after the vice chairman returned from a visit to Chicago.
Harris and second gentleman Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffHarris moves into official residence after delay Harris puts DC condo up for sale The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden, McConnell agree on vaccines, clash over infrastructure MORE had beforehand been dwelling on the Blair Home for the previous two months since being sworn in. The constructing is positioned throughout the road from the White Home and Eisenhower Government Workplace Constructing and has traditionally been used to accommodate visiting dignitaries.
The residence at 1 Observatory Circle had been closed as a result of repairs, together with upkeep on the HVAC system, substitute of the chimney liners within the chimneys and renovations of a number of the flooring.
The Victorian house on the Naval Observatory was in-built 1893 however was not designated because the vice chairman’s residence till 1974.
Not like the White Home, the residence gives a layer of privateness, with its separate location from many federal buildings and obscured view from the road.
The Navy is believed to have offered funding for a lot of the renovations, whereas the Vice President’s Residence Basis can present for extra visible modifications like new art work.