As the home of the President of the United States of America, the White House is regarded as one of the most stunning and iconic residences. This iconic palace has much more exciting and hidden things and much more. Here are following few amazingly true White House facts about the President’s House, one would probably never know.
☀ An Irish architect James Hoban designed the White House.
☀ Almost 6,000 visitors visit white house a day.
☀ The modern-day White House complex includes the East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Executive Residence and West Wing—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President’s staff and the Vice President.
☀ Anyone can have a free visit to the White House. However, the application to visit the White House must be submitted 6 months before the trip.
☀ Approximately 6,000 people visit the White House each day.
☀ At the end of each month, the president obtains a bill for his and his family’s personal expenses including dry cleaning, toothpaste, and toiletries, which is then take away from his salary.
☀ Based on the size 140 people could have dinner at the White House’s dining table at the same time.
☀ During the War in 1814, British soldiers set the White House on fire.
☀ Electricity was installed in the White House in 1891.
☀ George Washington chose the winning design for the White House.
☀ George Washington played an important role in the White House design, but he never lived in the White House.
☀ Hillary Clinton made a music room for Bill Clinton as a present.
☀ It takes 560 gallons of paint to cover the exterior of the White House.
☀ It was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of “America’s Favorite Architecture” in 2007.
☀ John Adams was the first president to inhabit the mansion in 1800.
☀ John Quincy Adams established the first flower garden.
☀ President Carter had the first computer and laser printer installed in the White House in 1978.
☀ President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.
☀ The building is 168 feet long. It is 85 feet 6 inches wide without porticoes; 46.3 meters (152 feet) wide with porticoes.
☀ The construction is started October 3, 1792.
☀ The design of the White House was influenced by the Leinster House, which is located in Dublin.
☀ The Designer was chosen in a contest, there were nine proposals were submitted after advertisement a contest to find the builder of the “President’s House”.
☀ The first cornerstone of White House was laid on October 13th, 1792.
☀ The overall height of the White House is 70 feet on the south and 60 feet 4 inches on the north; the facade is 18.3 meters on the south above sea level and 15.3 meters on the north.
☀ The property is a National Heritage Site owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President’s Park.
☀ The six storey building was completed in eight years.
☀ The West Wing houses the President’s office and offices of his senior staff, with room for about 50 employees.
☀ The White House and grounds cover just over 18 acres.
☀ The White House Complex also has a billiards room, jogging track, movie theater, a tennis court and bowling lane.
☀ The White House had another fire on Christmas Eve in 1929, when Herbert Hoover was the president.
☀ The White House has 412 doors and 147 windows.
☀ The White House has also been known as the Executive Mansion, President’s Palace and President’s House.
☀ The White House has two replicas— one in Ireland and one in France. The building in France is a tourist attraction while the building in Ireland is for the Irish Parliament.
☀ The White House is located in Washington, D.C.
☀ The White House is the official residence of the President of the United States of America.
☀ The White House receives more than 50,000 letters per week, 3500 calls a day and 100,000 emails a day.
☀ The White House was built between 1792 and 1800 to house the President of the United States.
☀ There are 35 bathrooms in the White House and a total of 132 rooms on six levels.
☀ There are five full-time chefs in the White House.
☀ There is a dentist’s office under the White House
☀ There is a rumor that President Abraham Lincoln’s ghost, also known as ‘the White House Ghost’, has haunted the building since his death.
☀ There is a Situation Room in the basement where the President meets with advisors during a crisis.
☀ There is a swimming pool under the press briefing room of the white house.
☀ Throughout history, the White House has been referred to as the “Executive Mansion,” “President’s Palace,” and the “President’s House,” among other terms. Since there is a lot of mystery when it comes to what is going on behind-the-scenes at the White House. Here we uncover some little-known facts about the president’s home.
☀ Total cost to build the White House is $4,380,000.
☀ Two floors of the White House are reserved for the First Family.