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A Visit to the Luxembourg House, New York

luxembourg embassy, new york (former house of irving berlin)

Beekman Place was home to the great American composer Irving Berlin and his family from 1947 until his death in 1989 at the age of 101.

While living in the house, Irving Berlin composed the musical "Call Me Madam". The play was based on the appointment by President Harry Truman of Perle Mesta as first US Ambassador to Luxembourg.

Following Berlin's death, the five-story townhouse was sold to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 1990, and has been renovated to house the offices for the Luxembourg Government in New York. The townhouse, which is open on 3sides, holds the offices of the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations, the Consulate General of Luxembourg, the Board of Economic Development and the Luxembourg National Tourist Office.




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