Graphic His­tory

On 1 Novem­ber, the sec­ond US pres­i­dent moved into a brand new man­sion – one that would be­come one of the most fa­mous build­ings in the world

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The story of the White House

The home of the US pres­i­dent is a name that is so iconic, it has come to rep­re­sent the head of state them­self. It was the first pres­i­dent, Ge­orge Washington, who de­cided its lo­ca­tion on Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue, Washington DC, in 1791. The fol­low­ing year, Ir­ish-born ar­chi­tect James Ho­gan won a com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign it, and after eight years of con­struc­tion, Pres­i­dent John Adams moved in. Since then, count­less lead­ers and celebri­ties have been en­ter­tained there, and some of the world’s most game-chang­ing de­ci­sions have been made there.

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