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The White House

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Teresa Tran

on 23 October 2012

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Teresa Tran The White House The Construction of the White House The winner was James Hoban, an Irish architect. The New Architect for the White House George Washington chose the location of the White House in 1791 He had a competition to find an architect to design the White House. Thomas Jefferson entered anonymously but didn't win. The Leinster House in Dublin inspired James Hoban. Completing the White House It took 8 years to build it and cost about $232,372. George Washington never got to live in the White House because he died before the White House was completed. John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, were the first people to live in the White House. Set to Flames The British set the White House on fire during the War of 1812. The only thing that remained from the fire were the outer walls. James Hoban was brought back to help rebuild the White House which took 3 years. After a few years, the White House showed signs of structural weaknesses so Harry S. Truman renovated and reconstructed the White House. The Oval Office Designed by Nathan C. Wyeth in 1909 Was damaged by a fire in 1929. Herbert Hoover had the Oval Office rebuilt. The President can decorate and make changes to the office however they like to suit their tastes. The Resolute Desk Built with wood from The HMS Resolute (a British warship).
Gift from Queen Victoria to Rutherford B. Hayes 1600 Pennsylvannia Ave. The China Room It was created by First Lady Edith Wilson.
Used by the first lady for tea, meetings, and small receptions. The Library Was a laundry room and a waiting room before it was a library. James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Used to be a swimming pool that was built for Franklin D. Roosevelt's therapy. It was covered up and turned into a press room when Nixon was in office. The Blue Room Was originally decorated in red Parlor used for receptions and small dinners Location where the White House's official Christmas tree would be located at The Red Room Parlor and music room Rarely used for small parties The Green Room One of the White House's favorite parlors The East Room "Public Audience Room" Became a venue for concerts and performances after a grand piano was donated to the White House in 1903 Largest room in the White House Did you know... That the White House has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators? That the White House has been called "The President's Palace", "The President's House", and "The Executive Mansion" before it was given its official name by Theodore Roosevelt in 1901? That it takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the outside surface of the White House? That the White House is 168 feet long? That the White House gets about 6,000 visitors a day? That the White House was the largest house in the United States up until the Civil War? In addition to a swimming pool, the White House also has a tennis court, a jogging track, a bowling alley, a putting green, and a game room with billiard and ping pong tables. Sources "History of the White House." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2012. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house/history>. "White House History | White House Facts & Trivia." White House History. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. <http://whitehousehistory.org/whha_history/history_facts-02.html>. "White House Facts." Clinton4.nara.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct. 2012. <http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/glimpse/WH_Facts/html/facts.html>. Stiavetti, Stephanie. "Rooms of the White House." 20-20 SITE. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://www.2020site.org/white-house/Rooms-of-the-White-House.html>. Stiavetti, Stephanie. "White House Facts." 20-20 SITE. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://www.2020site.org/white-house/White-House-Facts.html>. Stiavetti, Stephanie. "White House History." 20-20 SITE. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://www.2020site.org/white-house/White-House-History.html>. "White House Trivia." 20-20 SITE. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://www.2020site.org/white-house/White-House-Trivia.html>.
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