The Kennedy Homes of Georgetown

    Rick snider
    09 Jan 2015
    Clock 40min      Length1mi
    Rating
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    Turn Right onto Dent Street

    Pay wave

    Turn right now, onto Dent. Notice the crosswalk. A South African friend says they call them zebra crossings because the black and white stripes. This isn’t a busy street, but definitely look both ways carefully when crossing.

    After crossing the street onto Dent Place, cross over to walk on the left hand sidewalk. 3321 is near the end of the block. Watch your footing because the sidewalk isn’t the best.

    The Kennedys spent the first six months of their marriage here before John was forced to return to Boston. He needed surgery and extensive recovery for back problems he suffered in World War II.

    “The Red House” was built in 1942 and is still owned by the same family. It has 2,488 square feet and is worth an estimated $1.25 million. Jackie used to tend the garden in front and learned to cook from her housekeeper Mattie Penn, including John’s favorite French cuisine dishes. When health problems caused John’s weight to plunge from 175 pounds to 150, he teased it was Jackie’s cooking. He began smoking Cuban cigars, which Jackie joked offset the taste of her cooking.

    The Kennedys loved listening to their 78 records on a Victrola – you know, the phonograph where the dog stares at the speaker? One of Jackie’s favorite songs came from the musical Camelot that ended with the lines: “Don’t let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one shining moment that was known as Camelot.”

    OK, we’re almost at the Kennedy’s honeymoon home. Keep walking along Dent.

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