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White House, Washington, D.C., circa 1930-1944

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Summary:The White House in Washington, D.C., circa 1930-1944. Caption reads: "The White House has been the home of the Presidents from the time of John Adams to the present. Washington selected the site, laid the cornerstone in 1792, and with his wife inspected the finished building in 1799. The building is of Virginia freestone. After the house had been fired by British troops in 1814, and only the walls were left standing, the restored exterior was painted white to obliterate the marks of the fire." Postcard number: 1A-H320.
Provider:B.S. Reynolds Co.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Place of origin – Settlement:Washington
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:White House (Washington, D.C)
Official residences
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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