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4701 Connecticut Avenue: Harry Truman Slept Here!

4701 Connecticut Avenue:  Harry Truman Slept Here!

Between January 1941 and April of 1945, Harry Truman lived with his wife Bess and daughter Margaret in Apartment 209 at 4701 Connecticut Avenue NW.  It was a 1250 square foot 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment, with a kitchen, living room and sleeping porch. 

When President Roosevelt died and Truman became the new president, the family moved to first Blair House, then to the White House.  While Mrs Truman is said to have loved their apartment at 4701, she spent most of her husband's presidency in their home back in Independence, Missouri instead of living in the White House.

The building opened as rental apartments in 1928.  It underwent a major renovation in 1973, then converted to condominium ownership in 1977.

It's now called Truman House, named after it's most famous former resident. 

Most of the units are large 2-bedrooms, similar to the one where the Trumans lived.  The only unit that is currently for sale is a smaller 2-bedroom (1073 square feet) with a parking space.  The asking price is $525,000.

It's now called Truman House, named after it's most famous former resident. 

 

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Comment balloon 15 commentsPatricia Kennedy • July 04 2012 08:27PM
4701 Connecticut Avenue: Harry Truman Slept Here!
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4701 Connecticut Avenue: Harry Truman Slept Here! Between January 1941 and April of 1945, Harry Truman lived with his wife Bess and daughter Margaret in Apartment 209 at 4701 Connecticut Avenue NW. It was a 1250 square foot 2-bedroom,… more