A brief history;
- In 1791 George Washington chose this site as the location for the official residence of the President of the United States.
- Irish-born architect James Hoban was chosen to design the new building, which was known as the Executive Mansion.
- President Theodore Roosevelt changed the official name of the building to the White House in 1901.
- The White House is one of the most distinguished buildings in Washington, first inhabited by the 2nd President of the United States, John Adams on November 1st, 1800, the house at this stage was
- The presidential palace was burnt down by the British during the war of 1812, most of the building remains as it was planned.
- The South Portico was added in 1824 and the North in 1829.
- The West & East Wings were both additions to the original plan, with the West Wing built in 1902, under the orders of President Theodore Roosevelt & the East Wing added in 1942 on the
instruction of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- The White House today is vast complex which includes the, Executive Residence, East Wing, West Wing, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building (former State Department) & Blair House (guest
- The property is owned by the National Park Service and is part of President's Park.
Here is a selection of photographs of the southern facade (South Portico) of the "President's House" at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, The White House including the;
If you would like to see more of my photography from the surrounding area of the White House please visit the following galleries;
Please take a look at my photography portfolio at Fotolia by clicking on the link provided below;