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ID: 700000083Record Type: Built Work
Images: 1
White House (presidential residence; James Hoban (American architect, 1762-1831); built between 1792 and 1800; a...; Washington (District of Columbia, United States, North and C...)
Note: The first U.S. president, George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. The President's House was a major feature of L'Enfant's's plan for the newly established federal city, Washington, DC. The architect of the White House was chosen in a design competition which received nine proposals, including one submitted anonymously by Thomas Jefferson. The cornerstone was laid in 1792 and a competition design submitted by Irish-born architect James Hoban was chosen. After eight years of construction, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, moved into the unfinished house in 1800. During the War of 1812, the British set fire to the President’s House in 1814. James Hoban was appointed to rebuild the house, and President James Monroe moved into the building in 1817. During Monroe’s administration, the South Portico was constructed in 1824, and Andrew Jackson oversaw the addition of the North Portico in 1829. During the late 19th century, various proposals were made to significantly expand the President’s House or to build an entirely new house for the president, but these plans were never realized.
Titles:
White House (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
The White House (C,U,undetermined,U,U)
President’s House (H,U,undetermined,U,U)
The President's House (H,U,undetermined,U,U)
The President's Palace (H,U,undetermined,U,U)
Executive Mansion (H,U,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
presidential residence [300379767] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures, dwellings, houses, <houses by occupants>, official residences)

Classifications:
architecture (preferred)

Creation Date: built between 1792 and 1800; additions added later

Creator Display:
James Hoban (American architect, 1762-1831) [preferred,VP]
main building: James Hoban (American architect, 1762-1831); porticoes: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (British architect and engineer, 1764-1820) [,VP]
architect Hoban, James (American architect, 1762-1831) [500010568]
architect Latrobe, Benjamin Henry (British architect and engineer, 1764-1820, active in the United States) [500004298]
Locations:
Current: Washington [7013962] DC (national district), United States (nation), North and Central America (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Address Note: 38°53′52″N 77°02′11″W; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20500
Display Materials: masonry construction; wood and sandstone
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood by product>)
sandstone [300011376]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock (inorganic material), sedimentary rock, <sedimentary rock by composition>)
masonry construction (technique or process) [300404383]
.......(Activities Facet, Processes and Techniques (hierarchy name), <processes and techniques by specific type>, <additive and joining processes and techniques>, assembling (additive and joining process), construction (assembling), <construction technique by form or materials>)

Dimensions: 51.2 x 46.3 meters (168 x 152 ft)
Cultures:
American (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Federal [300107905] (style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, Americas| The, modern American, modern North American)

General Subject:
architecture (preferred,isness )

Specific Subjects:
official residence [300005630]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures, dwellings, houses, <houses by occupants>) (AAT)
houses [300005433]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures, dwellings) (AAT)
mansions [300071272]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>, residential structures, dwellings, houses, <houses by form>) (AAT)
public buildings (governmental buildings) [300008059]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (hierarchy name), Single Built Works (hierarchy name), single built works (built environment), <single built works by specific type>, <single built works by function>) (AAT)
power [300374809]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), <culture and related concepts>, culture-related concepts) (AAT)
United States [7012149]
.....(North and Central America (continent), World (facet)) (TGN)
nationalization [300055713]
.....(Activities Facet, Functions (hierarchy name), functions (activities), <functions by specific context>, governmental functions) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Built Works
Sources and Contributors:
White House........ [VP]
........ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 October 2010
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 21 October 2010
........ National Archives and Record Administration [online] (2000-)
........ History of the White House online (2000-)
The White House........ [JPGM,VP]
........ The White House Historical Association (2015-) accessed 19 May 2015
President’s House........ [VP]
........ History of the White House online (2000-)
The President's House........ [VP]
........ The White House Historical Association (2015-) accessed 19 May 2015
The President's Palace........ [VP]
........ The White House Historical Association (2015-) accessed 19 May 2015
Executive Mansion........ [VP]
........ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 October 2010
........ National Archives and Record Administration [online] (2000-)
........ The White House Historical Association (2015-) accessed 19 May 2015
Subject: ....... [VP,JPGM]
....................... History of the White House online (2000-) accessed 19 May 2015
....................... The White House Historical Association (2015-) accessed 19 May 2015
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... History of the White House online (2000-) accessed 25 October 2012
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