The History Of The White House Uncovered
As an iconic symbol, the home of U.S. presidents and the scene of numerous momentous decisions, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is America’s most famous address. The first cornerstone of this imposing historical building was laid in 1792, and it was built by labourers from Scotland, Ireland and other European countries. Designed by Irish architect James Hoban, there is speculation that the striking facade was based on the charming mini White House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Since then, it has been the host of many historic events and entertained world presidents and their families for over two hundred years.
The real allure of the White House lies in its remarkable memoirs which extend far beyond its construction. The history of the White House continues to unfold – and it’s fascinating.