White House

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October 25, 2021

The White House is the residence of the President of the United States in Washington (Pennsylvania Avenue, 1600). Is an estate in the neoclassical style (architect - James Goban). Construction began in 1792 and ended on November 1, 1800. On the same day, its first owner was the second President of the United States, John Adams. Originally called the "Presidential Palace" or "Presidential Mansion", the first use of the term "White House" dates back to 1811. The official name became only in 1901 by order of Theodore Roosevelt. Since 1909, the president's workplace has been in the Oval Office in the left wing of the building. In the media, the term "White House" is used as a synonym for the US presidential administration (similar to the "Elysee Palace", etc.). Pictured on a $ 20 bill. Architect, samples and slavery James Goban is an Irish architect. When he received the construction order, he made an almost exact copy of Leicester House, the governor's residence in Dublin. Few people were in Dublin, especially US citizens. That is why the architecture of the White House, which is not very individual and typical of classicism, began to be perceived with admiration, because it became quite new and unique for the locals. Unskilled work on the construction of the White House was performed by slaves. Slave planters were paid five dollars a month for each slave involved in construction. Plan and facts Today, a small group of presidential administration buildings is known collectively as the White House. It includes a central Executive Residence with East and West wings. The White House has an area of ​​5,100 m2 (55,000 feet), 132 rooms and 35 toilets, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fire extinguishers, 8 stairs, 3 elevators, a tennis court, a bowling alley, a movie theater, a treadmill and a swimming pool. Receives up to 5,000 visitors daily. See also President of the United States US Secret Service Situation Room (White House)

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