Where does the Vice President live?

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You may have heard that the Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS) lives in Washington, D.C., but you might not know much else about where the VP lives. Is he or she really in the White House? Does he or she have any other official residences? Let’s find out!

The White House

The vice president lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., and is a part of both political parties’ nominating conventions. The home is mostly known as The White House, with a nickname derived from its origins as a white-painted house when it was built in 1792.
It has been home to every U.S. president since John Adams (except George Washington), who lived there during his presidency and for several years afterward before moving to Mount Vernon, Virginia.
It has also been a residence for members of Congress, cabinet members, foreign dignitaries and heads of state visiting the United States—and even ghosts! Some believe that Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunts the halls of The White House, making frequent appearances in various rooms.
Visitors have reported seeing Lincoln sitting alone or standing by windows looking out over Lafayette Square. Others have claimed to see him peering out from behind drapes or walking down a hallway dressed in black.

The Old Executive Office Building

The VP, who serves as president of the Senate, lives in a historic building on White House grounds called The Old Executive Office Building (OEOB).
The OEOB was built in 1800 and served as one of several executive offices of presidents from George Washington to Andrew Johnson. In 1902, it became part of an addition to what is now known as the West Wing and remained a home for administration staffers until 1960 when Nixon moved his staff into new office space adjacent to his own. It’s currently used by various members of Congress, including Joe Biden during his eight years as vice president. It’s also where former vice presidents have lived since 1973; before that time they were allowed to choose their own homes with government assistance if needed.
This means that Biden could very well be moving back to his old digs at Number One Observatory Circle after he leaves office in January 2017.

The Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Located in Washington, D.C., the Eisenhower Executive Office Building is home to most of VPOTUS’s personal staff and some of his top advisors.
The building is also where you can often find Dick Cheney waiting for a secret nuclear bunker elevator to take him to an undisclosed location in case of emergency—but don’t worry, that probably won’t happen. It’s just protocol!
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might be wondering what happens if a president dies while in office. Well, it depends on when he or she dies.
If it happens while Congress is out of session (that is, before they reconvene), then Speaker of the House gets sworn in as president until Congress comes back into session and can choose a new leader.

Blair House

Located in Washington, D.C., Blair House is where a majority of US vice presidents have lived during their term. Presidents offer it to them, and it’s open for all of them to use free of charge.
It’s an official state residence, and each vice president gets his own private quarters with a living room, bathroom, kitchenette, and two bedrooms for their family.
The only catch is that they have to stay there when visiting Washington—no leaving town without permission from your boss! This can be a hassle if you want to visit other places around DC, but it also means you don’t have to find somewhere else to stay when you come into town. It’s worth noting that not every VP has stayed at Blair House.
For example, Al Gore never did because he was worried about security issues; instead, he opted to stay at a hotel or with friends. Dick Cheney famously didn’t like it either and ended up staying in Wyoming most of the time.
However many other VPs (including Biden) have enjoyed using it as their primary place of residence while serving in office.

The U.S. Naval Observatory

Although it is not common knowledge, many American citizens do not know where their vice president lives. This is because he or she lives at The U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington D.C., in a portion of what used to be called The Naval Asylum, which was established by an act of Congress in 1842 for the relief and support of destitute seamen.
It was later converted into a retirement home for aged and infirm officers of both services. In 1974, when Richard Nixon resigned from office after Watergate, Gerald Ford became our 38th president but did not have time to move his family into The White House before moving into his new residence at The Naval Observatory where he would remain until 1977 when Jimmy Carter took over as our 39th president.
Since then, every subsequent president has lived there with his family.
The building itself was designed by one of America’s foremost architects, Benjamin Henry Latrobe II (1803-1891), who had studied under Thomas Jefferson at William & Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Latrobe also designed Baltimore’s famous Basilica of the Assumption (the first Catholic cathedral built in America) and served as architect for St.

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