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
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.