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Blair House

Blair House

Photo of Blair House Around 1918 as Private Residence

Blair House is shown in the photo from around 1918, when it was still a private residence. It wasn’t purchased by the government until World War II, in 1942. Source: Library of Congress
Harry Truman

Dramatic Attempt to Assassinate President Truman in Blair House

You may not know this, but there was a very public assassination attempt on a President very near the White House and it wasn’t that long ago. President Harry Truman was in the middle of his second term and his...