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ID: 700000083Record Type: Built Work
Images: 1
White House (presidential residence; James Hoban (American architect, 1762-1831); 1792)
Note: The first U.S. president, George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. 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,undetermined,U,U)
Executive Mansion (H,U,undetermined,U,U)
President’s House (C,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: 1792

Creator Display:
James Hoban (American architect, 1762-1831) [preferred,VP]
architect Hoban, James (American architect, 1762-1831) [500010568]
Locations:
Washington [7013962] DC (national district), United States (nation), North and Central America (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Address Note: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20500
Display Materials: wood and sandstone
wood (plant material) [300011914]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>)
sandstone [300011376]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock, sedimentary rock, <sedimentary rock by composition>)

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

General Subject:
architecture (preferred )

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)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Built Work
Sources and Contributors:
White House........ [VP]
........ CDWA online (1995-) accessed 21 October 2010
........ History of the White House online (2000-)
........ National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
........ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 October 2010
Executive Mansion........ [VP]
........ National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
........ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 October 2010
President’s House........ [VP]
........ History of the White House online (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... History of the White House online (2000-) accessed 25 October 2012
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