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The spectacular White House is the most famous building in the world. It visited by millions of people. People come from all around the world to see this remarkable site. The White House has many uses. Dinners, parties, meetings, birthdays, family get togethers, holiday events, and also as a home to the President and his family are held there.
In 1792, Congress decided that the nations capital should be placed on the banks of the Potomac somewhere in a sparsely populated area. President Washington was currently living in Philadelphia. Washington wanted the White House to symbolize the great nation established in the Constitution. The White House was eighty-seven feet wide, 170 feet long and 53 feet high. Before the president moved, a person observed the house. He said, the best of furniture in every room and the greatest quantity of plate and china I ever saw. The whole of the first and second story is papered and the floors covered with the richest king of Turkey carpetthey spared no pains nor expense in it. (Monkman 2000)
The white house its historic furnishings and first families
Betty C. Monkman 2000
Inside the white house Betty 1992 1999
Our Changing white house Wendell garrett