You must have heard about the White House. It is where every president but one has lived during his time of presidency. The White House is the President's private home. It is also the only private residence of a head of state that is open to the public free of charge.The White House has 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, and 6 levels for all the people who live there, work there and visit the house. While the Congress debated on what to build and where to build it, George Washington decided to build this house. The land was given by Maryland and Virginia. They started building it in 1792, and it was finished in 1800. The address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
The White House has been called " The President's Palace", the " President's House", and the "Executive Mansion." Then President Theodore Roosevelt finally gave it the official name the "White House." He did this in 1901.
This picture was taken after the White House caught on fire. Not all of the White House was burnt down. The house caught on fire in1814 during the War of 1812. It also survived a fire in the West Wing in 1929 while Herbert Hoover was president. The third floor was completely ruined and had to be renovated.
The White House has other things in there that you wouldn't normally see in a house. There is a tennis court, a jogging track, a movie theater, a bowling lane, a swimming pool, and a billiard room (pool room).
Now you know about the White House and the things in it. You can also tell your friends and family that you know about it. Thanks for looking at this page.
I got my information at http://www.whitehouse.org/history/index.asp,http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/articlearchives/civics/presid/about/whistory.htm., http://www.jmu.edu/madison/whiteburns.htm,and http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/facts.html