Who lives in the Kennedy compound now and where did Rose live up to her death?
Ted Kennedy was the last Kennedy to live in the original Kennedy
home on Marchant Avenue- It is reported (a request in Ted's will)
that it be turned into a public/national museum upon his
It was purchased in 1926 by Joseph Kennedy and lived in by his
wife and family as their budding family grew. It is the largest and
most impressive of the houses in the compound. In 1956, John F.
Kennedy bought a house nearby on Irving Avenue and then Robert and
Ethel bought a house adjacent to it. Thus, the Kennedy Compound was
formed. There are also two guest houses in the compound. Ethel
still lives in her and Robert's "cottage" and Caroline inherited
JFK's cottage. She sold it to Ted some years ago, preferring to
summer in her mother's remote home on Martha's Vineyard. Ted bought
it so that it would be kept in the family. Other Kennedy's live
within the neighborhood, but not in the compound. Max Kennedy
recently sold his waterfront cottage in Hyannis Port after moving
to California. It was on the market for about 6 million dollars,
although he bought it for 1.2 million and made many improvements to
it. Max is the son of Ethel and Robert Kennedy. Rose died in the
compound at the age of 104. The Kennedy's also have homes in Boston
and other places throughout New England.