P. Marlin March 2018
Don’t let it be forgot
That once there was a spot
For one brief shining moment that was known
These photos represent some of the time that Jack and Jackie Kennedy spent in Georgetown in the 1950s and 1960s. They first lived together as newlyweds in 1954 at 3321 Dent Place. More significantly, 3307 N St. NW (above photo), was the location from where Jack announced his candidacy for President of the United States and once elected, would make president-elect announcements from the doorstep. In addition, Jack and Jackie left this house for inaugural activities before finally moving to the White House in 1961.
After Jack Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963, Jackie lived at two residences in Georgetown, 3017 and 3038 N Street. In addition, Jackie's mom, Janet Lee Bouvier Auchincloss, lived at 3044 O Street.
Jackie took American history continuing education classes in 1954.
Jack and Jackie lived here for about six months in 1954 when they were first married.
The president-elect house.
Jack and his daughter Caroline, walk along the street in front of the house.
Jack steps inside 3307.
Jack and Jackie leave for inaugural festivities.
Jack and Jackie with daughter Caroline in front of 3307.
This was the home of Undersecretary of State W. Averell Harriman (built 1805). Averell and his wife moved out shortly after the assassination of Jack Kennedy allowing Jackie and her children to move in after leaving the White House.
In this photo Bobby and Ethel Kennedy visit Jackie at the home. The door knocker looks the same.
This was the last Kennedy home in Georgetown. Also known as the Newton D. Baker house (built 1794), Jackie purchased this house with the intention that it would be her permanent home. Unfortunately she could not stay in this house very long due to security issues. In this video, a crowd watches as Jackie moves into the house in 1964. About a year later she moved to New York City.
Built in 1874, the house on 3044 O Street was bought by Janet Bouvier Auchincloss, mother of Jackie, in 1963. According to information provided by Jackie's half-brother, Jamie Auchincloss, the attic of this house held the pink suit that Jackie wore the day Jack was assassinated. After the information about the suit was made public in a book by Kitty Kelly, "Jackie, Oh!" the family decided to send the suit to the Smithsonian where it is stored today in a controlled environment. The fear was that someone would break into the house and steal the suit.
The booth with the two girls is the booth that Jack Kennedy proposed to Jackie on 1953. Jack frequented this tavern while living in Georgetown.