The Nation: Presidential Xanadu

American presidential retreats have always expressed something of the personal style of the man in the White House — Richard Nixon's Key Biscayne and San Clemente, Lyndon Johnson's ranch. In years to come, the presidential style of leisure may be considerably grander. Last week Nixon signed a bill accepting an official new winter hideaway for the Presidents. It is Cereal Heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post's 110-room, $7,000,000 Mar-A-Lago, in Palm Beach, a kind of Moorish Xanadu built on 17 acres of hard coral between the Atlantic ocean front and Lake Worth.

Mrs. Post, 85, has provided that the place be turned over...

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