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The White House, Side View

The White House, Side View Washington District of Columbia
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Stock #: 312636
Type: Postcard
Era: White Border
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: W. B. Garrison, Inc
Postmark: 1917 May-23
PM City: Washington
PM State: DC
Stamp: 1c
Philatelic Notes: Cancel: "Twenty seventh reunion United Confederate Veterans"
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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A side view is here shown of the White House, the columns of the portico standing out in bold relief. This view is taken from the east end of the grounds, through which the public is permitted to walk, showing the North front and looking towards the State, War and Navy Buildings. George Washington selected the site and laid the cornerstone in 1792. The first President to occupy it was John Adams in 1800. It was burned by the British in 1814 during President Madison's Administration, who occupied Octagon House, Eighteenth and New York Avenues temporarily as the White House. After its restoration it was painted white to obliterate all marks of the fire