The house where presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spent time as a young boy is on the market for $1.65 million, according to the Long Island real estate firm marketing the property.
The Jamaica Estates Tudor, at 85-15 Wareham, is the same address listed on a copy of Trump’s 1946 birth certificate requested in 2011 by ABC News and posted on its website. Trump was born at Jamaica Hospital. This is also the address the city Department of Health lists for his parents, Fred and Mary.
“I like to sell a house with a story,” said Howard Kaminowitz, an associate broker with Laffey Fine Homes, whose “sold” listings have included eight houses of worship and the East Meadow home of serial killer Joel Rifkin.
Trump’s late father, Fred C. Trump, a developer, sold at least three homes in the 1940s on Wareham Place (then called Wareham Road, public records show), according to newspaper articles from the Brooklyn Eagle archive. In a 2015 interview with The New York Times, Trump said, “We lived on Wareham,” before his father built a larger house around the corner on Midland Parkway and moved the family there. It is unclear how long Trump lived at the house, but public records show that the Midland Parkway home was ready for occupancy in 1950, when Trump would have been 4 years old.
“This property is the birthplace of presidential candidate Donald Trump,” reads Kaminowitz’ online ad for the 2,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, 4 1⁄2-bathroom Wareham Place house, which is owned by a New York City restaurateur. Kaminowitz said that if Trump gets elected, the house “will automatically become a historic site.”
Not every birthplace of an elected president is part of the National Park Service, however, and many of them are privately owned, said Jeremy Barnum, a spokesman for the federal agency, which administers the National Register of Historic Places. He said that the process of designating such a site includes feasibility studies as well as an act of Congress or a presidential action.
Trump and his campaign team have not responded to requests for comment.