Donald and Melania Trump are not the only presidential couple to want to stay in their golden tower in New York. Long before Donald Trump came on the scene another president did his best to escape the White House. In 1886, 49 year old President Grover Cleveland married 21 year old Frances Folsom and the world was smitten with their love story. Hoping to escape the constant attention, the Clevelands bought a home on the outskirts of Washington, DC and named it Oak View. Today, the area is known as Cleveland Park, tucked among the expensive enclaves of northwest Washington, but at the time the Cleveland home encompassed many acres with a distant view of the Potomac River. Here, the couple grew their own produce, had their own milk supply, furnished by their cows, and gathered together an impressive number of exotic animals and pets. President Cleveland generally worked from home and even convened Cabinet meetings at Oak View. The presidential couple reluctantly went back to the White House during the months from December to March, which was considered the social season at that time. Although Grover Cleveland lost the election in 1888 he went on to win re-election in 1893. During the interim, the Clevelands moved to New York and Oak View was sold, but not before President Cleveland signed a bill creating the National Zoo, another place for exotic animals, just a stone’s throw from his former home.