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May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof. It welcomes prominent people and foreign heads of state, but also houses policy debates and critical decisions; running, shouting children; men and women taking their marriage vows; and families joined by the nation in mourning slain husbands and fathers. The White House is a living space, not only a historic site, but a place that sees the making of history every day.
President Thomas Jefferson expanded on this tradition of hospitality and hosted the first Fourth of July celebration. Many chief executives reported red and aching hands at the end of these receptions, which continued into the early 20th century.
The White House is still the only private residence of a head of state open to the public free of charge. White House tours of the great state rooms with their magnificent furnishings, including collections of antiques and portraits of the presidents and their first ladies, offer visitors a glimpse into the public lives of the presidents.
The important work going on in the West and East Wings and the personal lives in the private rooms on the Second and Third Floors take place out of public view. John Adams moved into the unfinished building in Novemberthe first president to live in the presidential mansion. The Ellipse is the central landscape feature on the south side. Lafayette Park, on the north side, is surrounded by many historic buildings of interest and is the site Alexis - Rory Gallagher - Etched In Blue an equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson and a number of statues of Revolutionary War heroes erected in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Constructed from Aquia sandstone between andthe Georgian exterior of the White House survives largely unchanged, except for the famous south and north porticos, which Hoban added in and toand the West and East Wings. The West Wing evolved from its original construction in to its present form by The East Wing was completed in The interior of the White House has undergone three important reconstructions. A summer thunderstorm put out the fire, but all that remained was a charred and badly damaged shell.
President James Madison brought Hoban back to rebuild the mansion. During his administration, President Roosevelt officially changed the name of the residence to the White House. Ina thorough examination of the house revealed that the alterations and remodeling overtime had weakened the old wooden beams and interior walls. President Harry S. Truman and his family moved across the street to Pride Kills - Left Out - Pride Kills House while, between andworkers carefully removed the historic interiors and installed a new steel and concrete framework that replaced the old, badly deteriorated timbers.
Statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park White House Historical Association Presidents and their wives added modern conveniences and replaced finishes and furnishings to reflect current tastes and personal preferences. Andrew Jackson was responsible for modern amenities such as Interiors - Jogging House - Self water and an indoor bath.
The year saw the installation of gas lighting during the James K. Polk administration. InPresident Benjamin Harrison made notable changes including adding electric lights. The public rooms reflect the stories of the men and women who lived in this house and the events, both public and private, that occurred here.
The East Room is Crash & Burn - Basshunter - Crash & Burn largest space on the first or State Floor.
Mourners filed by the bodies of seven presidents lying in state here. President Ulysses S. Changes in cultural styles and personal tastes of the presidents and first ladies influenced the evolving appearance of the White House interiors. For example, President Chester A. Grace Coolidge furnished this room with authentic 19th century furniture, in an early attempt to restore the White House to its historic appearance.
The Blue Room Super Sample - Various - Purple Box not always been blue either. President Martin Van Buren began the tradition of decorating the room in blue, which continues to today.
Used often as a reception area, this room has seen many important visitors, including the chiefs of Great Plains tribes who had tea with James Monroe in and the first Chinese ambassador to the United States when he presented his credentials to President Rutherford B. Hayes in It has also witnessed personal events. In Marchit saw Rutherford B. The White House swearing-in was intended to anticipate anything that might disrupt the formal inauguration at the Capitol, scheduled for the following Monday.
Ulysses S. Grant, his predecessor, left a dinner party in the next room to attend the ceremony. Presidential families often used this room for informal Sunday evening gatherings in the 19th century.
The State Dining Room, which can now seatoriginally was much smaller. By the s, it already could not hold the many congressmen, diplomats, and other distinguished guests invited to attend official dinners. Franklin D. Roosevelt had the blessing that John Adams wrote for the White House in carved in the large stone mantelpiece.
Today this room is the center of White House hospitality. Hoban designed the Entrance Hall and Cross Hall Interiors - Jogging House - Self a formal reception area and circulation space connecting the main rooms on the State Floor. In the 19th century, the Piękniejsza - Various - Promo Only Polish Edition 6/2008 entered the White House through this space.
InAndrew Jackson invited everyone in to help him eat a 1,pound cheese he received as a gift. The resulting mob trampled so much cheese into the carpeting that it took months to remove the smell. The renovation relocated the public entrance to the White House to the East Terrace, but the president and his wife still welcome state visitors in the Entrance Hall. Leffler U. She is the only child of a president born in the White House, although several grandchildren have been Interiors - Jogging House - Self here.
Abigail Fillmore, a former schoolteacher, established the first official library in the White House on the Second Floor in His daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth once exclaimed at a small dinner party held during the Richard M. The private quarters of the Interiors - Jogging House - Self House also witnessed scenes of great sadness, with the death of Willie Lincoln and the painful dying of President William H. Harrison, Interiors - Jogging House - Self name a few.
Today the White House contains rooms and 35 bathrooms on six levels. There are also 28 fireplaces, eight staircases, and three elevators. The White House Historical Association produces educational literature and films, develops special programs, and maintains a web site interpreting the White House and its history and the persons and events associated with it. The Association published the first official White House guidebook in and continues to publish books about the White House. The White House, located at Pennsylvania Ave.
The White House Historical Association website provides an intimate look into the history of the White House including those who lived and worked there since its beginning. NW, at Pennsylvania Ave. For information, call The center is open daily from am to pm except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people with special arrangements for the handicapped.
Requests for American citizens must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and for others through the embassy of their nation T Jannettenbontjen - De Aalsterse Prinsengarde* - 1989 - 2014 citizenship.
Requests should be submitted as early as possible; the number of tours is limited. Arrangements are accepted up to six months in advance. Capitol switchboard at The self-guided tours are available from am to pm, Tuesday through Saturday excluding Federal holidaysand are scheduled on a first come, first served basis Interiors - Jogging House - Self one month in advance of the requested date.
All guests 14 years of age or older are to submit their name, date of birth, social security number and country of citizenship to the requesting office. Attendees under the age of 14 only need to submit their Interiors - Jogging House - Self and date of birth. All White House tours are free of charge.
For the most current tour information, please call the hour line at Please note that White House tours may be subject to last minute cancellation. The official White House website also offers detailed information including history of the residence and online virtual tours.
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