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Thursday, October 13, 2011


October 13, 1792: White House cornerstone laid

The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the "White House" because its white-gray Virginia freestone contrasted strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this fact1 We will be studying the White House in our homeschool soon, and I did not have this about the cornerstone, although we did know about John Adams being the first to live there, because we have the John Adams DVD series.

Susan Manchester
Jacksonville, FL