I just noticed a mention on twitter that the cornerstone for the White House was laid on October 13, 1792: 217 years ago today. It would take another eight years before it was completed and one of our presidents would move in.
The facts I’ve found in my searches about the cornerstone have included a lot of interesting information (the stone and the foundation were largely built by slaves and freed slaves) and even an article about this anniversary on Politico. But no pictures of the cornerstone. Any of you history or architecture buffs know where on the building it is? Is it visible to the general public? At all? There was no big ceremony, so does the stone lack other adornment?