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Mar-a-Lago National Historic Landmark
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Mar-a-Lago, Marjorie Merriweather Post's estate on Palm Beach Island
Location 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Area 110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2)
Built 1924–1927
Architect
  • Marion Sims Wyeth (exterior)
  • Joseph Urban (interior)
NRHP reference No. 80000961
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 23, 1980
Designated NHL December 23, 1980

Mar-a-Lago (/ˌmɑːrəˈlɑːɡ/) is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, built from 1924 to 1927 by cereal-company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. The 126-room, 62,500-square-foot (5,810 m2) mansion has the Mar-a-Lago Club, a members-only club with guest rooms, a spa, and other hotel-style amenities.

It is located in Palm Beach County on the Palm Beach barrier island, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Florida's Intracoastal Waterway to the west.

In 1985, Mar-a-Lago was purchased by Donald Trump at a price of around $10 million. His wife at the time, Ivana Trump, was charged with running the property.

Trump has been there as President of the United States many times, calling it the Winter White House and his "Southern White House".

Mar-a-Lago has been used to host meetings for President Trump and international leaders, including Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe and Chinese president Xi Jinping.

It is the second largest mansion in the state of Florida and the 22nd largest mansion in the United States.


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