Number One Observatory Circle

A Home Like No Other and a Book that Delivers with a Stunning Collection of Photos (many never seen before) and Fascinating Stories

Quietly situated on the grounds of the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) in our nation's capital lies Number One Observatory Circle, the official residence of the vice president of the United States.

Built in 1893, the handsome and stately Queen Anne-style home is surrounded by a forest-like setting, complete with lush greenery, wildlife, and the serene sounds of nature, yet sits just footsteps away from the bustling traffic on Massachusetts Avenue.

From never-before-seen photos to candid conversations with former vice-presidents, family members, political power players of their time, and others - Charles Denyer brings to life untold stories and memorable moments of the three-story, green-shuttered mansion covered in layers of off-white paint, and the people who were privileged to call it home.

My Review

Mr. Denyer brings a bit of history in this book. I like many others never put much thought into where the Vice President resides. This book provided me a great in depth look into all of the many places that the former and current Vice Presidents have lived. You would be amazed to discover the living arrangements from condominiums to standard ranch style homes, to the new current mansion located at Observatory Circle.

It was interesting to read how the current resident home count of thirty three can't be accounted for. This is because unlike the White House that has some rooms that are open to the public for tours, the Vice President's home is just that...a home. Therefore, not open to the public. Unless you read this book.

Not only did I learn about the different homes but about the different Vice Presidents that served as well. It was like I could hear them speaking out loud. This book is filled with tons of gorgeous photographs featuring the homes, Vice Presidents and their families including children and animals. This book is the type of table top book that you will want to keep out for enjoyment and as a conversation piece.


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