Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 7 years ago

Who invented the White House idea?

White House

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage

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  • 7 years ago

    Picador has the correct answer.

    It could have been any color that was available to cover up the burn marks, but white it was.

  • 7 years ago

    I assume that your interest is in the "White" part. The house was not originally solid white as it is today. Washington was attacked by British troops during the War of 1812 in retaliation for the American attack upon what is now Toronto in Canada. The British set fire to the President's house, which was later painted white to hide the damage and has remained white ever since.

  • Lainie
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Benjamin Franklin, who was one of the members of the Free Masons Society. The bricks were erected by masons at that time like they are now, and they were members of the Free Masons society back then.

    I seriously doubt that any are members today.

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