RIP Philo

Lovely quote on why the old US Embassy in the UK wasn't freehold

in the 1940s, the second Duke of Westminster, whose Grosvenor Estate owns the freehold, was asked to hand it over to the US government. He responded by insisting he would only give it up if the US returned 1,200 acres of prime Florida real estate which had been confiscated after US independence. It politely declined.
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January 12th, 2018 7:19am

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