According to past coverage by our corporate partners at the Palm Beach Post
Mar-a-Lago was built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and opened for the 1927 winter season with 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms. Its name means "sea to lake," signifying the property's position stretching between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
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Post died in 1973 and willed the estate to the U.S. government. However, Mar-a-Lago’s high maintenance costs prompted the government to decline.
The estate was empty until Trump purchased it in 1985 for $10 million. Trump and his then-wife Ivana spent years restoring the property.
Construction of the White House, home to every of every U.S. president since
in 1800, began in 1792. It's hosted 17 weddings over the years. Other fun facts, courtesy of the White House Historical Association:
President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 clemency to a turkey started the annual Thanksgiving pardon; Lincoln's ghost supposedly haunts the place; and the first official White House china was created for James Monroe in
Still, the impending storm has meme makers busy:
Political snark aside, here are some preparation tips people in the storm's path would be wise to heed:
The hits do keep coming. BTW Mar-a-Lago's address isn't a big secret. Google it and it pops up on the venue's web site, apparently to some meme makers' delight: