The White House 

The white house located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

The Location and design of the white house admitted by the father of the nation Gorge Washington 1791, the cornerstone was laid in 1792 by an Irish born architect (James Hoban) but he wasn’t the first president to live in the white house it was the second president John Adams.

After 8 years of construction John Adams and is wife Abigail moved to the house in 1800, in 18 12 during the war the British set the fire into the white house.

During the late 19th century, various proposals were made to expand the President’s House or to build an new house for the president, but these plans were never realized.

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt began a major renovation of the White House, including the relocation of the president’s offices from the Second Floor of the House to the constructed temporary Executive Office Building (now known as the West Wing). The Roosevelt renovation was planned and carried out by the famous New York architectural firm McKim, Mead and White.

Roosevelt’s successor, President William Howard Taft, had the Oval Office constructed within an enlarged office wing.

Every president since John Adams has occupied the White House, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls. From the Ground Floor Corridor rooms, transformed from their early use as service areas, to the State Floor rooms, where countless leaders and dignitaries have been entertained, the White House is both the home of the President of the United States and his family, and a museum of American history. The White House is a place where history continues to unfold.

 

The Location and design of the white house admitted by the father of the nation George Washington 1791, the cornerstone was laid in 1792 by an Irish born architect (James Hoban) but he wasn’t the first president to live in the white house it was the second president John Adams.

 

After 8 years of construction John Adams and is wife Abigail moved to the house in 1800, in 1812 during the war the British set the fire into the white house.

 

During the late 19th century, various proposals were made to expand the President’s House or to build an new house for the president, but these plans were never realized.

 

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt began a major renovation of the White House, including the relocation of the president’s offices from the Second Floor of the House to the constructed temporary Executive Office Building (now known as the West Wing). The Roosevelt renovation was planned and carried out by the famous New York architectural firm McKim, Mead and White.

 

Roosevelt’s successor, President William Howard Taft, had the Oval Office constructed within an enlarged office wing.

 

Every president since John Adams has occupied the White House, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls. From the Ground Floor Corridor rooms, transformed from their early use as service areas, to the State Floor rooms, where countless leaders and dignitaries have been entertained, the White House is both the home of the President of the United States and his family, and a museum of American history. The White House is a place where history continues to unfold.

The White House consists of three major parts: The East Wing, the West Wing, and the Residence. The East Wing is two stories high, with the Presidential Emergency Operations Center beneath it. The West Wing is two stories high, with the White House Situation Room and other offices beneath it.

The first floor of the White House Residence is often called the "State Floor," because this is where formal receptions of state are held. This floor is at the same level as the second floor of the West Wing and the East Wing because the Residence sits on higher ground.

The white house is 55,000 ft² of 4 floors, 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and 6 levels in the House. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators.

The White House kitchen can serve dinner to as many as 140 guests and hors d’oeuvres to more than 1,000.

The White House requires 570 gallons of paint to cover its outside surface.

 

At various times in history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.”

President Theodore Roosevelt gave the White House its current name in 1901.

Facts You don't know about the white house 

TWO AMERICAN PRESIDENTS KEPT ALLIGATORS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

It’s true; both Herbert Hoover and John Quincy Adams had pet alligators in the White House.

PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER LOVED TO WATCH MOVIES IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

To date, nobody has beat his record of watching 480 movies in the White House movie theater.

At various times in history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.”

THE COST OF THE WHITE HOUSE

The total bill of the white house when it was finished 1792 was $232,372.

President Theodore Roosevelt gave the White House its current name in 1901.

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