Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling White House
The White House in Washington
The idea to build a palace for the president, was created in 1790 by President George Washington. A native of Ireland architect James Hoban was commissioned to design. Construction began in 1792. In 1800, was almost completed when the White House, President John Adams and his wife Abigail moved in as the first inhabitants. Since the time of each President has made his own changes.
When the British in August 1814 Washington occupied the White House burned down. Only the outer walls of sandstone and the inner brick walls have been preserved, the interior was completely destroyed. From 1815 - 1817, the White House was rebuilt and was doing the painting, which is still its name. Other alterations and renovations found the early 20th century, in the forties and in the sixties instead. The White House has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators. Views and residents a tennis court, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a cinema and a bowling alley.
To the White house there is a large botanical garden, which already planned by George Washington, but was placed first by Thomas Jefferson. First, only trees were planted by later presidents several different flower gardens were (including a landscaped by John F. Kennedy Rose Garden), a fruit and vegetable garden and a tropical garden adds. In South Garden official events, ceremonies and press conferences are held. The East Garden (also; First Lady's Garden8221; or, Jaqueline Kennedy Garden8221; called) is the reception area for the wife of the president.
In the different eras, the White House was the name; President's Palace8221 ;,; President's House8221; and; Executive Mansion8221 ;. President Theodore Roosevelt gave the White House its official name in 1901. Today it is a symbol of the Presidency and the Government of the United States. Therefore, it is also often used in the press as a synonym for the government.
The White House can be visited at any time. This scheme is an initiative of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and is regarded as a symbol of the openness of American democracy. Visitors can choose between two different inputs are available, usually eleven selected rooms are shown. These include prestigious rooms such as the library, the ballroom, the; State Dining Room8221; and various named after the dominating color reception rooms.
Length: 42 cm
Width: 37 cm
Height: 22 cm
Scale: 1: 160