The White House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. In honour of the anniversary of the commencement of its construction, here are 7 awesome facts about building the residency of the President of the United States:
224 years ago (October 13, 1792)- the first cornerstone is laid by George Washington for the construction of the White House
9 bids were submitted for the project to construct the White House. James Hoban’s proposal was the winner.
It took 8 years to complete the construction of the White House, for a grand total cost of $232,272.00.
The first two water closets were added to the White House by Thomas Jefferson.
After the fire of 1814, the original architect, James Hoban, was hired to rebuild the home.
The Oval Office was including in the expansion of the executive wing in 1909, designed by architect Nathan Wyeth.
A new concrete foundation was poured in 1945.