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Mrs. Kennedy Will Move to New York

July 6, 1964 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, troubled by poignant memories of her life with the late President in Washington, announced today that she would give up her Georgetown home and move to New York in early fall.

The brief announcement, made in Washington through Mrs. Kennedy’s press secretary, Miss Pamela Turnure, indicated that the widow of the slain President wished to escape from the tragic recollections that assailed her in the capital.

“While she will always maintain her close ties in Washington,” the statement said, “Mrs. Kennedy feels that the change of environment in New York, from Georgetown and its many memories, will be beneficial to her and the children.”

Another probably motivation was seen in the fact that Mrs. Kennedy’s home at 3017 N Street, Northwest, has become a major tourist attraction. The three-story brick house, which she bought last winter, has been under constant surveillance by camera-carrying visitors, eager for a glimpse of Mrs. Kennedy and her children, 6-year-old Caroline and 3-year-old John Jr.

Mrs. Kennedy disclosed that she planned to sell both the Georgetown house and Wexford, the country home near Middleburg, Va., that she and the President had built only a short time before he was assassinated in November.

When she comes to New York in the fall, Mrs. Kennedy and her children will establish temporary residence at the Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76th Street. The Kennedys generally stayed at the Carlyle during the President’s visits to New York.

The Presidential suite is now reserved for President Johnson. The hotel management said Mrs. Kennedy had occupied different apartments during her stays at the Carlyle this year and that no specific apartment had been set aside for her residence in the fall.

Friends of Mrs. Kennedy said she probably would seek as her permanent residence an apartment on one of the side streets of the upper East Side in the 60’s or 70’s.

Mrs. Kennedy and the children are now at the Kennedy summer home in Hyannis Port, Mass. At the end of July, they will move to the summer home of Mrs. Kennedy’s mother, Mrs. Hugh Auchincloss, at Newport, R.I.

It is expected that the move to New York will be made early enough to enter the Kennedy children in school there in September.


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