Donald Trump Donates $100,000 to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Easements at his Mar-a-Lago Club


The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida) 28 Mar 1995
Mar-A-Lago club nears opening Just a few niggling items remain before owner Donald Trump officially applies to open his club in the former Marjorie Merriweather Post estate: landscaping, check a few door locks, refinance the mortgage, etc. Trump donated “preservation easements” and $100,000 Sunday to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to guarantee that certain rooms, views of the lake and ocean, the entrance gate and other features aren’t altered after he deeds the estate to the club. He also agreed to a once-a-year public viewing. Of course, he gets a nice tax deduction now that he won’t get when it’s a club. — Tim O’Mellia