THE VICE PRESIDENT: A Place to Call Home

This week, 186 years after John Adams was sworn into the job, the U.S. Vice President and his family will at last get an officially designated home of their own. It is Admiral's House, a three-story gabled and turreted white brick Victorian mansion of 33 rooms on Embassy row, 21/2 miles northwest of the White House. But the 82-year-old Admiral's House has proved to be something of a rusty boat since Congress captured it by Executive fiat from the Navy, which had used it since 1928 to quarter the families of the chiefs of...

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