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  Explore DC: Blair House
Blair House was constructed in 1810 by James Lowell, the first Surgeon General of the United States.
On April 18, 1861 Blair House was the setting for one of the most momentous meetings in the prelude to the Civil War.
It was in front of Blair House that Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to assassinate Truman in November 1950.
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  Blair Lee House   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1836, Francis Preston Blair, Sr., a member of Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet" and copublisher of the Globe, the influential mouthpiece of the administration, purchased the Blair House.
Montgomery Blair, son of Francis Preston Blair, resided in the house as well, and was a trusted advisor to President Lincoln before and during the Civil War.
Montgomery Blair was Postmaster General from 1861 to 1864, advised Lincoln on important matters such as the reinforcing of Fort Sumter, and was instrumental in holding Maryland out of the Confederacy.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/wash/dc25.htm   (329 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Blair House
Blair House is a guest house for state visitors to Washington, D.C. (in the United States of America).
During much of the presidency of Harry Truman, it acted as the residence of the President of the United States, while the interior of the White House, which had been found to have serious structural faults, was completely gutted and rebuilt.
Blair House is also the name of a surrealist poem by Daniel C. Boyer that was published in the form of a poster[?] and illustrated by Allison Boyer.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/bl/Blair_House   (112 words)

  
 Blair Family History
John Blair of Blair married Lady Helen Montgomery ca.1476 whose father was Hugh, 2nd Lord Montgomery, (who was Justice General of Scotland during the minority of James V, and a Vice Regent of Scotland), and whose mother, Lady Helen Campbell, was a daughter of Colin, 1st Earl of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell.
A high point for the Blairs of Blair family was the marriage of William Blair of Blair to Lady Margaret Hamilton, daughter of William, 2nd Duke of Hamilton, in 1666.
An early mention of the surname Blair was an entry in the "Registrorum Abbacie de Aberbrothoc," which recorded Stephen de Blare as a witness to a charter on the lands of Balgillo (near Kettins, Angus) by Dovenald, Abbot of Brechin to the monastery of Arbroath, between 1204-1211.
www.blairsociety.org /history.htm   (3488 words)

  
 Blair Heraldry
The Crest Badge of Blair of Blair is a stag lodged proper with the motto, "Amo Probos".
The Blair House, (formerly known as Blair Castle) was the seat of the Barony of Blair and the titular line of the Blairs of Blair of Ayrshire family for about 24 generations.
The Blairs of Milgerholme are said to have had the crescents (denoting a second son) on each side of the shield and the garb (sheaf of wheat) at the bottom, but without the mullet at the top.
www.blairsociety.org /heraldry.htm   (2006 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Blair House is the official state guest house for the President of the United States.
The main house was built in 1824 of buff colored limestone and is a late example of the Federal Style.
Blair House is primarily used to house foreign heads of state visiting the president, but it has also been used for domestic guests.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Blair_House   (359 words)

  
 Jayson-Blair.com
Blair has returned to college full-time and completed the final courses toward a B.A. in Business Communication.
Blair and his parents, Thomas and Frances Blair, have taken a strong interest in mental health issues and have supported mental health programs in Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut and New York City.
Blair founded Azure Entertainment in 2003 to handle a number of publishing projects, including website design and manuscript writing.
www.jayson-blair.com   (551 words)

  
 Blair House
Blair House was built around 1824 by Dr. Joseph Lovell, the first Surgeon General of the United States, on land purchased from Commodore Stephen Decatur.
Following Blair's retirement to Maryland in 1842, the house was occupied by his descendents and other notable people for the next 100 years.
During World War II, Blair House was purchased by the federal government and officially became the President's guesthouse for heads of state visiting the White House.
www.state.gov /s/cpr/what/blair   (326 words)

  
 Wimberley Texas Bed Breakfast Inn Accommodations Blair House Inn
The Blair House Inn bed and breakfast in panoramic Wimberley, Texas is known among bed and breakfast guests for providing hospitality and meticulous attention to detail.
This fine Texas country inn / bed and breakfast is situated on 22 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country land just two miles south of the heart of scenic Wimberley, TX.
From one-of-a-kind art pieces to antiques, from a stroll along Cypress Creek to a 20-minute drive to San Marcos and its famous outlet malls, there is something of interest for everyone while staying at the Blair House Inn bed and breakfast in Wimberley, Texas.
www.blairhouseinn.com   (160 words)

  
 The Blair House Bed and Breakfast - Troy, North Carolina. Troy Bed and Breakfast Inns.
Shortly after Reese Blair's sudden death from a stroke in 1914, their only child, a son was born.
Innkeepers, Claudia Blair Bulthuis, granddaughter of Ada and Reese, and husband Jim, are pleased to continue the family tradition by opening The Blair House family home to guests.
The Blair House is located an equal distance from Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro.
www.bedandbreakfast.com /north-carolina-troy-theblairhousebedandbreakfast.html   (358 words)

  
 Blair House Door Knocker
The Blair House is a precise replica from one of the most famous doors in the United States - the front door of the Blair House in Washington, D.C., near the White House.
For two hundred years, the Blair House has been the guest house for the great, the famous and the infamous: from statesmen to scholars, scientists to scoundrels, from Union heroes to Confederate Generals, European royalty to pretenders of royalty.
Greet your guests in the same flair and sophistication as the Blair House.
www.jeffersonbrass.com /blair-house-door-knocker.html   (153 words)

  
 Blair House Inn - Wimberley, TX - Accommodations Listing and Reviews - Decidio
Gracious hospitality and meticulous attention to detail are the hallmarks of Blair House.
Throughout Blair House, the mood is gracious and serene, the atmosphere light and airy.
At Blair House Inn, art filled rooms, private baths, fine linen, fresh flowers, chocolates, exceptional cuisine, and charming casual yet elegant ambiance await you.
www.decidio.com /local-businesses/v-36-accommodations/texas/Wimberley/blair-house-inn-26446.html   (164 words)

  
 Wimberley Texas Dining Accommodations Blair House Inn
ABOUT US Every meal at Blair House Inn in beautiful Wimberley, TX is a special treat, from the three course breakfasts to the five course dinners served every Saturday evening.
Blair House Inn has always had a reputation for fine food, including mouth-watering homemade desserts that are delivered to your room each evening as part of our
Blair House is a wonderful place to share your blessings with friends and family with a gourmet menu personalized to meet your needs.
www.blairhouseinn.com /dining.html   (135 words)

  
 Blair House Inn (Wimberley, TX) - B&B Reviews - TripAdvisor
On this visit to Blair House, my wife and I decided to attend the Cooking School.
I recommend the Blair House to any one who is just looking to get away, go mountain biking and shopping for art, looking for good conversations, eager to visit the great out...
Blair House is nestled in the Hill Country on the outskirts of Wimberley, which means Austin, Fredericksburg, and New Braunfels are within easy driving distance.
www.tripadvisor.com /Hotel_Review-g56901-d142078-Reviews-Blair_House_Inn-Wimberley_Texas.html   (976 words)

  
 Mendocino's Blair House Bed and Breakfast Inn ~ Mendocino Bed and Breakfast Inn Guest Cottage ~ Mendocino Bed and ...
Many of Mendocino's early settlers, including Blair House owner Elisha Blair, where from the eastern seaboard.
One such sign remains today, at the entrance to the Hill House of Mendocino.
Blair House was honored to be chosen as the home of mystery writer, Jessica Fletcher for this much favored T. series.
www.blairhouse.com /murder.html   (530 words)

  
 Mendocino Blair House Bed and Breakfast Inn ~ Mendocino Bed and Breakfast Inn ~ Mendocino California Bed and Breakfast
Mendocino Blair House Bed and Breakfast Inn ~ Mendocino Bed and Breakfast Inn ~ Mendocino California Bed and Breakfast
Located in charming Mendocino Village, Blair House Inn is renowned for stunning ocean views, cozy featherbeds, serene atmosphere and remarkable construction of clearheart Redwood.
Copyright 1999 Blair House Inn and ElkSoft Web Design.
www.blairhouse.com   (175 words)

  
 Self Catering Apartments Edinburgh - Blair House
Our one, two and three bedroom self catering apartments are located within the newly refurbished Blair House development just off the Royal Mile.
Although Blair House has no reception, a 24hr help number is available for guests during their stay if required.
Payment must be made in advance prior to arrival instructions being issued.
www.scottishaccommodationindex.com /accommodation_edinburgh/blairhouseapartments.php   (320 words)

  
 Combellack Blair House Bed & Breakfast Inn, Placerville, California
Rooms: The three rooms of the Combellack Blair House are attractively decorated with an elegant yet comfortable combination of period and modern furnishing that will take you back to the turn of the century.
The Combellack Blair House is on the left about a long block from Main Street.
Combellack Blair House • Fitzpatrick Winery and Lodge
www.goldcountrylodging.com /comblair.htm   (515 words)

  
 A Child in Blair House: Memoir
The master of Blair House was my uncle, Gist Blair, and when he and his wife, my Aunt Laura, adopted me in 1927 I became part of a Washington family that for over a century had exerted a major influence on our national life.
Because of the intimate associations that the Blairs had had with various American Presidents--and because my aunt and uncle were avid antique collectors--the house was full of historical memorabilia, and Uncle used his "props" to good effect in educating his young niece about her country’s past.
Since I came to Blair House as a child, and since my aunt and uncle were so often occupied with the obligations of the Washington social scene, I probably spent as much time with the house’s servants as I did with visiting dignitaries, political friends of my uncle, or other examples of the "right" people.
www.authorhouse.com /BookStore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=12546   (881 words)

  
 History of the Blair Sugar Pine Bed & Breakfast in Placerville, California
Blair died in 1945, but Erla remained in the house until 1953, at which time it was sold it to Dr. Elliott and his family.
The Blair brothers built each of their mills at a productive logging area for convenience, moving it as often as the area was logged off, usually about every ten years.
Bert and Blair Harris of Pollock Pines are descendants of Matthew, the oldest of the original four Blair brothers from Scotland.
www.blairsugarpine.com /about/history.php   (972 words)

  
 Troy VT Blair
Blair bought the place, the house was removed to Pleasant Street and divided into two houses, namely, the Ramsay house and the Jacobs house."
The BLAIR house was occupied by the Harry Fidler family during the years Mr.
This is an article on the Blair Veneer Co which was written by the late Reginald T. Albee and appeared in the December 28, 1939 (?) edition of the Newport Daily Express at Newport, Vermont.
blairgenealogy.com /vermont/troy.html   (1028 words)

  
 Blair House, Luxury Bedrooms Accommodation
It is the defining aspect of this house that it can sleep as many as 25 in luxury without feeling crowded or as few as eight without feeling empty.
For larger parties, additional accommodation in the Stable Flat and Carriage House can be incorporated into your house booking, bringing the total number we can accommodate at Blair to 38.
Blair is let on an exclusive basis only therefore a minimum booking rate will apply.
www.blairestate.com /bedrooms.htm   (255 words)

  
 The Brooklyn Rail - Blair’s House of Cards: Clare Short with Hirsh Sawhney   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although she thought “the run-up to the conflict in Iraq was mishandled,” she “agreed to stay in the government to help support the reconstruction effort for the people of Iraq.” In May 2003, however, she resigned from the cabinet, claiming that Blair had broken promises about the UN’s involvement in the reconstruction of Iraq.
Blair would say, “There are the peaceniks and there are the hard-line aggressive warmongers.
Blair chose to head his office in Number 10 a young foreign office official who’d been in our embassy in New York and was appointed to follow the Clinton campaign.
www.brooklynrail.org /2006-06/express/blairs-house-of-cards   (2164 words)

  
 White House Facts
As preparations began for the new federal city, a competition was held to find a builder of the "President’s House." Nine proposals were submitted, and Irish-born architect James Hoban won a gold medal for his practical and handsome design.
Throughout much of Harry S. Truman’s presidency, the interior of the house, with the exception of the third floor, was completely gutted and renovated while the Trumans lived at Blair House, right across Pennsylvania Avenue.
With five full-time chefs, the White House kitchen is able to serve dinner to as many as 140 guests and hors d'oeuvres to more than 1,000.
www.whitehouse.gov /history/facts.html   (658 words)

  
 Clan Blair Society - Blair Family History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a representation of a Coat of Arms of a branch of Blair of that Ilk of Southwest Scotland.
The saltier cross with the nine mascles would indicate that this Blair was a descendant of the house of Blair of that Ilk.
An example is the Blair of that Ilk shield impaled with the Hamilton that can be found on the main front door of the Blair House in Dalry, Scotland.
www.clanblair.org /cbshreld.html   (245 words)

  
 The Bush/Blair White House Summit: Strengthening the Coalition in Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Blair is likely to support publicly U.S. counter-terrorist operations in Iraqi cities, while stepping up British efforts to enlist the support of moderate Sunni and Shia clerics.
Tony Blair is under considerable pressure from his ruling Labour Party to call for the UN to be given a greater political role in Iraq.
The White House summit will be critical in sending a message to the insurgents in Iraq that they will be defeated and that freedom and democracy will prevail.
www.heritage.org /Research/Europe/wm474.cfm   (1485 words)

  
 The Blair House Bed & Breakfast, Wimberley, TX - Texas - Bed & Breakfast Inns ONLINE - Travel - Lodging - Bed ...
Gracious hospitality and meticulous attention to detail are the hallmarks of Blair House.
Throughout Blair House, the mood is gracious and serene, the atmosphere light and airy.
Blair House Bed and Breakfast / Country Inn, makes you feel special with the ultimate pampering.
www.bnblist.com /tx/blair_house   (550 words)

  
 Wimberley Bed and Breakfast Inn Texas Lodging Hill Country Accommodation TX Hotel San Marcos Southwest
Gracious hospitality and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Blair House, a fine country inn/ bed and breakfast located on 22 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country town of Wimberley, halfway between Austin and San Antonio.
Blair House offers a healthy dose of southern hospitality with inviting common areas including a large living room, dining room, and television room.
Throughout Blair House, the paintings of well-known artists from Texas and the southwest are beautifully displayed, and all are for sale.
www.virtualcities.com /ons/tx/a/txa8201.htm   (592 words)

  
 Blair in House of Lords standoff over terror bill - Global Terrorism - www.smh.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Britain's House of Lords has dealt a major blow to Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans for tough new anti-terror laws.
The normally sedate upper house has overwhelmingly demanded that judges - not a Cabinet minister as the government wants - should have the power to impose sweeping restrictions on suspects.
His statement echoed a similar claim last week by Blair, who is gearing up for a general election that he is expected to win in May.
www.smh.com.au /news/Global-Terrorism/Blair-in-House-of-Lords-standoff-over-terror-bill/2005/03/08/1110160831201.html?from=moreStories   (503 words)

  
 Shippen-Blair House 6043 Germantown Ave.
The Shippen-Blair house may be the first three story house in Germantown.
Blair, later President of Princeton, also lived in the house.
During the last decades of the century, the property was a boarding house owned by George W. Carpenter and run by Miss Mary Burkhard.
www.brynmawr.edu /iconog/gtn/6043g.htm   (525 words)

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