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On His Birthday, Mapping John F. Kennedy's Many Homes

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Today marks the 96th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth, and though the 35th president was assassinated at the age of 46 his legacy lives on today, not least of all in the litany of homes he inhabited over his lifetime. From a modest suburban house in Brookline, Mass. to the Florida Gold Coast, to massive Virginia hunt country estates, to his family's famous Cape Cod compound, JFK lived in more than two dozen homes over the course of his short life. Find them all on the map, below.
—additional research by Alexandra Danna


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1. 83 Beals Street

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83 Beals Street, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Brookline, MA 02446

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in this relatively modest home in the Boston suburb of Brookline. Today preserved as the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, and serves as a venue for poetry readings, school visits, and for public tours, during the summer months.

2. 940 Nantasket Avenue

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940 Nantasket Avenue
Hull, MA 02045

When Jack was a baby, the Kennedy clan summered in Hull, Mass., located on a peninsula that encloses much of Boston Harbor. The Tudor-style house was built for Rose Kennedy by her father, who spent summers in a larger mansion, just uphill.

3. 51 Abbottsford Road

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51 Abbottsford Road
Brookline, MA 02446

With Joe Kennedy's growing business success came these larger Brookline digs, where Jack lived from 1920 to 1927. It remains popular with the media, if the camera visible from Google Streetview is anything to go on.

4. 5040 Independence Avenue

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5040 Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471

Further business successes drew Joseph Kennedy and his family to New York, where they took up in this substantial Riverdale mansion with views of the Hudson. JFK lived here from 1926 to 1928, while a student at Riverdale Country School. It is currently owned by a Greek shipping magnate.

5. Crownfields

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283 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

The Kennedys, considered "new money" by Riverdale's high society, soon moved to an even more extravagant estate in Bronxville, where they lived from 1929 to 1938. Known as Crownlands, the columned mansion sat on 5.5 acres at the crest of a prominent hill.

6. 50 Marchant Avenue

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50 Marchant Avenue
Hyannis Port, MA 02647

In 1929, Joe and Rose Kennedy purchased the expansive summer home they had been renting in the Cape Cod resort town of Hyannis Port. This house would become the cornerstone of the now-famous "Kennedy Compound."

7. 1096 North Ocean Boulevard

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1096 North Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL 33480

For 30 years—from 1933 to 1963—JFK spent at least part of his winter in Palm Beach, at the seasonal home of his parents on North Ocean Boulevard. Kept in the family until 1995, the Addison Mizner-designed mansion enjoys 173 feet of direct beachfront.

8. 2680 16th Street NW, Apt. 542

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2680 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

Given his privileged upbringing, it may come as a surprise that Jack Kennedy spent the year prior to his Navy commission sharing a Washington, D.C. apartment with his sister, Kathleen. It is under two miles from his future home at the White House.

9. Bellevue Hotel

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21 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Following his recuperation from a harrowing experience in the South Pacific, JFK moved into Boston's tony Bellvue Hotel, where his maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald, was living after retiring as U.S. Congressman.

10. 122 Bowdoin Street, Apt. 36

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122 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA 02122

In 1947, John Kennedy rented an apartment in this brick building, just down the block from the Bellevue, to establish residency in Massachusetts. Following his successful election to Congress, Kennedy kept the flat until his death in 1963.

11. 1528 31st Street NW

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1528 31st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

For the first three years of his tenure in the U.S. Congress, Kennedy lived in this stately brick townhouse in Georgetown. The 2,650-square-foot, three-bed, four-bath home sold in January of this year for $1.87M.

12. 1400 34th Street NW

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1400 34th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

In 1950, just prior to his election to the Senate, Kennedy briefly shared this centrally located Georgetown rowhouse with his sister, Eunice. It last traded hands in 2008 for $4.2M.

13. 3260 N Street NW

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3260 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

With his political star on the rise, JFK moved out on his own again in 1951, renting this historic Georgetown townhouse. He was living here when he first met Jaqueline Bouvier, at a dinner party.

14. 3271 P Street NW

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3271 P Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

By 1953, Jack and Jaqueline were engaged and living together in this squat Georgetown home. The couple spent less than a year here prior to their nuptials.

15. 3321 Dent Place NW

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3321 Dent Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Following their wedding, Jack and Jacqueline rented this Georgetown row house, which included a rear carriage house, from Blair Childs. The fickle couple moved again after two years, leaving Georgetown for the first time.

16. Hickory Hill

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1147 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101

In 1955, Jack bought the classic country estate known as Hickory Hill to serve as a home for his growing family, but after Jackie suffered a miscarriage, she refused to live here and the couple sold to Jack's brother, Robert.

17. 111 Irving Avenue

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111 Irving Avenue
Barnstable, MA 02601

Though frequent guests of his parents at their Cape Cod estate, Jack and Jackie sought a space of their own nearby in 1956. This more modest residence is now owned by Edward Kennedy, Jr.

18. 2808 P Street NW

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2808 P Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Finding the country not to their liking, the Kennedys returned to Georgetown in 1957, leasing this clapboard rowhouse. This was the same year that daughter Caroline was born and Jack won a Pulitzer for his book, Profiles in Courage.

19. 277 Park Avenue

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277 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10172

With his eye on a national run, Kennedy kept a pair of apartments at New York's 277 Park Avenue. His 1960 campaign offices would later be located in the building, which was replaced by a glassy office tower in 1962.

20. 3307 N Street NW

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3307 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

With further plans to expand their brood, the Kennedys moved into this substantial detached Georgetown townhouse in 1958. John F. Kennedy, Jr. spent his first weeks here, before moving into the White House.

21. The White House

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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, President's Park
Washington, DC 20500

In 1961, the Kennedy clan moved into the White House, trading in their 4,100-square-foot townhouse for a 55,000-square-foot behemoth. The Kennedy children were often photographed playing with their father in the Oval Office.

22. Glen Ora

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5280 Green Peace Lane
The Plains, VA 20198

With the stress of the presidency a constant companion in D.C., the Kennedys sought solace in the country, leasing the historic Glen Ora estate. The 400-acre spread was centered around a stately main house, which the Kennedys spent $10K to redecorate. The owner would not agree to sell, and so the couple decided to build nearby.

23. Wexford

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1666 Hatchers Mill Road
Middleburg, VA 20117

The only home ever designed for Jack and Jackie Kennedy, Wexford was completed in early 1963, but the couple leased the property out until their lease at Glen Ora expired. JFK probably spent just one weekend here prior to his assassination. It was later leased by Ronald Reagan during the 1980 campaign.

24. Camp David

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14900 Park Central Road
Sabillasville, MD 21780

Despite their two country residences in Virginia, the Kennedys also spent a fair amount of time at the official Presidential retreat at Camp David, possibly due to the Camp's sophisticated military command and control systems.

25. Paul House

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601 North County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480

With his father quite ill, President Kennedy spent several winter holidays in Palm Beach, at the impressive home of Michael and Josephine Paul, located just a mile from Joe Kennedy's waterfront estate.

26. Morton Downey House

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90 Island Avenue
Marstons Mills, MA 02648

With the Secret Service concerned about the close proximity of the Kennedy Compound to its neighbors, the President and his family decamped to nearby Squaw Island in the summer of 1962. They rented a shingled cottage from singing sensation Morton Downey.

27. Brambletyde

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149 Island Avenue
Marstons Mills, MA 02648

For the summer of 1963, JFK's last, the couple moved to Brambletyde, a stately waterfront mansion on the bitter end of Squaw Island, with magnificent views of Nantucket Sound and just one neighbor. Today it is owned by Christopher Kennedy, JFK's nephew and a son of Bobby Kennedy.

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1. 83 Beals Street

83 Beals Street, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline, MA 02446

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in this relatively modest home in the Boston suburb of Brookline. Today preserved as the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, and serves as a venue for poetry readings, school visits, and for public tours, during the summer months.

83 Beals Street, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
Brookline, MA 02446

2. 940 Nantasket Avenue

940 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA 02045

When Jack was a baby, the Kennedy clan summered in Hull, Mass., located on a peninsula that encloses much of Boston Harbor. The Tudor-style house was built for Rose Kennedy by her father, who spent summers in a larger mansion, just uphill.

940 Nantasket Avenue
Hull, MA 02045

3. 51 Abbottsford Road

51 Abbottsford Road, Brookline, MA 02446

With Joe Kennedy's growing business success came these larger Brookline digs, where Jack lived from 1920 to 1927. It remains popular with the media, if the camera visible from Google Streetview is anything to go on.

51 Abbottsford Road
Brookline, MA 02446

4. 5040 Independence Avenue

5040 Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471

Further business successes drew Joseph Kennedy and his family to New York, where they took up in this substantial Riverdale mansion with views of the Hudson. JFK lived here from 1926 to 1928, while a student at Riverdale Country School. It is currently owned by a Greek shipping magnate.

5040 Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471

5. Crownfields

283 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708

The Kennedys, considered "new money" by Riverdale's high society, soon moved to an even more extravagant estate in Bronxville, where they lived from 1929 to 1938. Known as Crownlands, the columned mansion sat on 5.5 acres at the crest of a prominent hill.

283 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

6. 50 Marchant Avenue

50 Marchant Avenue, Hyannis Port, MA 02647

In 1929, Joe and Rose Kennedy purchased the expansive summer home they had been renting in the Cape Cod resort town of Hyannis Port. This house would become the cornerstone of the now-famous "Kennedy Compound."

50 Marchant Avenue
Hyannis Port, MA 02647

7. 1096 North Ocean Boulevard

1096 North Ocean Boulevard, Palm Beach, FL 33480

For 30 years—from 1933 to 1963—JFK spent at least part of his winter in Palm Beach, at the seasonal home of his parents on North Ocean Boulevard. Kept in the family until 1995, the Addison Mizner-designed mansion enjoys 173 feet of direct beachfront.

1096 North Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL 33480

8. 2680 16th Street NW, Apt. 542

2680 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

Given his privileged upbringing, it may come as a surprise that Jack Kennedy spent the year prior to his Navy commission sharing a Washington, D.C. apartment with his sister, Kathleen. It is under two miles from his future home at the White House.

2680 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

9. Bellevue Hotel

21 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Following his recuperation from a harrowing experience in the South Pacific, JFK moved into Boston's tony Bellvue Hotel, where his maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald, was living after retiring as U.S. Congressman.

21 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

10. 122 Bowdoin Street, Apt. 36

122 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02122

In 1947, John Kennedy rented an apartment in this brick building, just down the block from the Bellevue, to establish residency in Massachusetts. Following his successful election to Congress, Kennedy kept the flat until his death in 1963.

122 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA 02122

11. 1528 31st Street NW

1528 31st Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

For the first three years of his tenure in the U.S. Congress, Kennedy lived in this stately brick townhouse in Georgetown. The 2,650-square-foot, three-bed, four-bath home sold in January of this year for $1.87M.

1528 31st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

12. 1400 34th Street NW

1400 34th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

In 1950, just prior to his election to the Senate, Kennedy briefly shared this centrally located Georgetown rowhouse with his sister, Eunice. It last traded hands in 2008 for $4.2M.

1400 34th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

13. 3260 N Street NW

3260 N Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

With his political star on the rise, JFK moved out on his own again in 1951, renting this historic Georgetown townhouse. He was living here when he first met Jaqueline Bouvier, at a dinner party.

3260 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

14. 3271 P Street NW

3271 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

By 1953, Jack and Jaqueline were engaged and living together in this squat Georgetown home. The couple spent less than a year here prior to their nuptials.

3271 P Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

15. 3321 Dent Place NW

3321 Dent Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

Following their wedding, Jack and Jacqueline rented this Georgetown row house, which included a rear carriage house, from Blair Childs. The fickle couple moved again after two years, leaving Georgetown for the first time.

3321 Dent Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

16. Hickory Hill

1147 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

In 1955, Jack bought the classic country estate known as Hickory Hill to serve as a home for his growing family, but after Jackie suffered a miscarriage, she refused to live here and the couple sold to Jack's brother, Robert.

1147 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101

17. 111 Irving Avenue

111 Irving Avenue, Barnstable, MA 02601

Though frequent guests of his parents at their Cape Cod estate, Jack and Jackie sought a space of their own nearby in 1956. This more modest residence is now owned by Edward Kennedy, Jr.

111 Irving Avenue
Barnstable, MA 02601

18. 2808 P Street NW

2808 P Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

Finding the country not to their liking, the Kennedys returned to Georgetown in 1957, leasing this clapboard rowhouse. This was the same year that daughter Caroline was born and Jack won a Pulitzer for his book, Profiles in Courage.

2808 P Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

19. 277 Park Avenue

277 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10172

With his eye on a national run, Kennedy kept a pair of apartments at New York's 277 Park Avenue. His 1960 campaign offices would later be located in the building, which was replaced by a glassy office tower in 1962.

277 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10172

20. 3307 N Street NW

3307 N Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

With further plans to expand their brood, the Kennedys moved into this substantial detached Georgetown townhouse in 1958. John F. Kennedy, Jr. spent his first weeks here, before moving into the White House.

3307 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

21. The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, President's Park, Washington, DC 20500

In 1961, the Kennedy clan moved into the White House, trading in their 4,100-square-foot townhouse for a 55,000-square-foot behemoth. The Kennedy children were often photographed playing with their father in the Oval Office.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, President's Park
Washington, DC 20500

22. Glen Ora

5280 Green Peace Lane, The Plains, VA 20198

With the stress of the presidency a constant companion in D.C., the Kennedys sought solace in the country, leasing the historic Glen Ora estate. The 400-acre spread was centered around a stately main house, which the Kennedys spent $10K to redecorate. The owner would not agree to sell, and so the couple decided to build nearby.

5280 Green Peace Lane
The Plains, VA 20198

23. Wexford

1666 Hatchers Mill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117

The only home ever designed for Jack and Jackie Kennedy, Wexford was completed in early 1963, but the couple leased the property out until their lease at Glen Ora expired. JFK probably spent just one weekend here prior to his assassination. It was later leased by Ronald Reagan during the 1980 campaign.

1666 Hatchers Mill Road
Middleburg, VA 20117

24. Camp David

14900 Park Central Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780

Despite their two country residences in Virginia, the Kennedys also spent a fair amount of time at the official Presidential retreat at Camp David, possibly due to the Camp's sophisticated military command and control systems.

14900 Park Central Road
Sabillasville, MD 21780

25. Paul House

601 North County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

With his father quite ill, President Kennedy spent several winter holidays in Palm Beach, at the impressive home of Michael and Josephine Paul, located just a mile from Joe Kennedy's waterfront estate.

601 North County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480

26. Morton Downey House

90 Island Avenue, Marstons Mills, MA 02648

With the Secret Service concerned about the close proximity of the Kennedy Compound to its neighbors, the President and his family decamped to nearby Squaw Island in the summer of 1962. They rented a shingled cottage from singing sensation Morton Downey.

90 Island Avenue
Marstons Mills, MA 02648

27. Brambletyde

149 Island Avenue, Marstons Mills, MA 02648

For the summer of 1963, JFK's last, the couple moved to Brambletyde, a stately waterfront mansion on the bitter end of Squaw Island, with magnificent views of Nantucket Sound and just one neighbor. Today it is owned by Christopher Kennedy, JFK's nephew and a son of Bobby Kennedy.

149 Island Avenue
Marstons Mills, MA 02648