5 interesting facts The White House has 412 doors and 147 windows, is there a ghost?

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – On October 12 the American President Theodore Roosevelt officially introduced the White House or the White House. What are the interesting things about White House this?

The White House is the official workplace and residence of the President of the United States. The building has six stories and covers a total area of ​​55,000 square feet. The White House is the oldest federal building in the nation’s capital.

Construction of the White House in Washington, DC, began in 1792. In 1800, President John Adams was the first president to move into the executive mansion, and it has since been rehabilitated, remodeled, and rebuilt many times.

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White House Facts

Here are some interesting facts about the White House, including:

1. Burned by the British

Quoting from thinkco.com, during the War of 1812, the United States burned down the Houses of Parliament in Ontario, Canada. Then, in 1814, the British Army retaliated by burning down most of Washington, including the White House.

The interior of the presidential building was destroyed and the exterior walls were charred. After the fire, President James Madison lived in Octagon House, which later became the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). President James Monroe moved into the partially rebuilt White House in October 1817.

2. The White House is not the name of this building

The White House was first built in 1800 and named the ‘Executive Mansion’. One hundred years later, in 1901 to be exact, President Theodore Roosevelt changed its name to “The White House,” aka “The White House,” because the exterior paint color of the building was all white.

3. The building is very tall

The White House was the largest house in the country until after the American Civil War. Like any other house that has a master bedroom, family room, etc., so does the White House.

At least this building has 132 bedrooms, 35 luxurious bathrooms, 28 fireplace rooms, 412 doors and 147 windows spread over six floors. In addition, there are other spaces such as private cinemas, sports halls, bowling alleys and music rooms. At least, the area of ​​the building and the yard of 18 hectares.

4. Haunted

Several presidents, first ladies, staff members and guests have reportedly seen ghosts lurking in rooms in the historic building. Abigail Adams’ ghost was seen heading to the East Room, where she usually hangs her clothes, and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln told friends she heard Andrew Jackson’s ghost stomping and swearing in building hallways.

Additionally, other horrifying news was due to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill claiming to have seen an apparition of the ghost of Abraham Lincoln sitting by the fireplace.

5. First occupant

The first president of the United States george washington had made the White House his family’s residence. He died a year before the completion of the White House.


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