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Florida - Palm Beach: Mar-A-Lago

Mar-A-Lago, was designed in Hispano-Moresque Mediterranean-style by Marion Sims Wyeth and Joseph Urban from 1924-1927, for Marjorie Merriweather Post, a leading American socialite and the founder of General Foods, Inc., and her husband, Edward F. Hutton. Now home to the Mar-A-Lago Club, the 118-room, 110,000-square-foot estate is owned by Donald Trump. The name Mar-A-Lago is Spanish for "Sea to Lake."

 

After acquiring the property in 1985, Trump had the property restored to its original state, with 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, a 29-foot-long pietra dura marble dining table, 12 fireplaces, and three bomb shelters. Further additions and improvements have been made since then, including the recent construction of a 20,000-square-foot ballroom.

 

In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley spent their honeymoon at Mar-a-Lago.

 

National Register #80000961 (1980)

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Taken on March 5, 2008