‘The White House’
courtesy of ‘Paul Frederiksen’
On this day in 1792, the cornerstone for the most famous residence in the United States was laid at what would become 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The James Hoban-designed house would be completed around November 1st, 1800. For any of you who’ve survived home renovation with your sanity intact, I shudder to think of an eight year timescale for building a home, even one of the White House’s size and grandeur. If you want a good guide to the construction and features, and have a few minutes, the Wikipedia article on the building is quite a good read.