Trowbridge House


Trowbridge House
PGH in relations to WH.jpg
This aerial view of Pennsylvania Avenue shows the Trowbridge House in relation to other presidential facilities in the vicinity of President's Park.
General information
TypeOfficial residence
Architectural styleItalianate
Address708 Jackson Place NW
Town or cityWashington, DC
CountryUnited States
OwnerUnited States
LandlordGeneral Services Administration

The Trowbridge House is a historic building located in Washington, D.C., that is currently[when?] being renovated to serve as a presidential residence, specifically for the use of former presidents of the United States while visiting the capital city. The only US government residential facility currently dedicated for use by former presidents is the Presidential Townhouse.[1]

Constructed in 1859 as the residence of William P. Trowbridge, Trowbridge sold the house in 1869 and, in the early 20th century, it was leased by the United States government for use as office space. The government ultimately purchased the building in 1950 and, over the following decades, it housed the offices of the Commission of Fine Arts, and from 1989 to 1993 The President.’s Drug Advisory Council. Larer the White House Millennium Council, Psychological Strategy Board, Operations Coordinating Board, White House Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach, and White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.[1]

Trowbridge House abuts the President's Guest House (Blair House) on its south side and 712 Jackson Place, which houses the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, on the north.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Koncius, Jura (12 March 2005). "Washington Would Have Slept Here". The Washington Post. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C". General Services Administration. Retrieved 27 October 2015.

Coordinates: 38°53′57.1″N 77°2′17.4″W / 38.899194°N 77.038167°W / 38.899194; -77.038167