11 Facts About Mar-a-Lago


Mar-a-Lago is a resort and national historic landmark in Palm Beach, Florida, owned by former U S president Donald Trump.

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Mar-a-Lago was built by breakfast cereal company heiress and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post between 1924 to 1927.

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Mar-a-Lago used the mansion as a residence for eight years, before converting it into the Mar-a-Lago Club.

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Mar-a-Lago's family maintains private quarters in a separate, closed-off area of the house and grounds.

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Mar-a-Lago means "sea-to-lake" in Spanish, referring to the fact that the resort extends the entire width of Palm Beach, from the Atlantic Ocean to what is the Intracoastal Waterway–formerly Lake Worth.

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Mar-a-Lago's hired Marion Sims Wyeth to design it and Joseph Urban to create interior design and exterior decorations.

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Mar-a-Lago offered the Post family $15 million for it, but they rejected it.

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Mar-a-Lago has frequently hosted the International Red Cross Ball, an annual "white tie, tails, and tiara" event.

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Subsequently, the "Mar-a-Lago Act" was introduced, legislation requiring publication of logs of visitors at the White House and other places where the president conducts business.

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In September 2019, Mar-a-Lago became the primary residence for Donald and Melania Trump, who previously held primary residence in New York City.

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In December 2020, neighbors of Mar-a-Lago delivered a demand letter to the town of Palm Beach, stating that the town should notify Trump that he cannot use the estate as his residence.

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