The White House - President's house facts

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The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States . Here are the White House facts on history, security that will blow your mind.

The White House - President's house facts

The White House - President's house facts

1. The White House's address

The White House's address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Washington itself was named after George Washington.

2. The presidents pay for their personal food and incidental expenses

At the end of each month, the president receives a bill for his and his family’s personal food and incidental expenses including dry cleaning, toothpaste, and toiletries, which is then deducted from his $400,000 annual salary.

3. There are some presidents want to have a new "White House"

Several presidents in the White House's early years tried to have new residences built to replace the original of White House but their requests were not approved.

4. The White House was built as an accommodation for the First Family and visitors

There are 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms to accommodate all the people who live in, work in, and visit the White House. There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and 3 elevators that are spread across the 6 floors—plus two hidden mezzanine levels—all tucked within what appears to be a three-story building.

The White House - President's house facts

5. George Washington never lived in the White House

George Washington never lived in the White House in Washington, the city named after him. He passed away in late 1799, before the White House was finished, about one year before John Adams became the first president to live in the building.

6. The White House residence 

The White House residence is part of the White House Complex, made up of the Executive Residence, the East Wing and the West Wing.

7. One more building was built to be the White House

In the 1790s, the people of Philadelphia were not happy that the president's home would be in Washington, so they built their own home for the president. It failed to tempt the president to live this place.

8. There is a variety of facilities available to its residents

The White House Complex also has a wide range of of facilities available to its residents with a tennis court, a jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, billiard room, and a bowling lane.

9. It wasn’t always known as The White House.

At various times in history, the White House has been known as the "President's Palace," the "President's House," and the "Executive Mansion." President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.

10. It takes a large number of staffs to care for the president's house.

There are ninety-six people work full-time in the residence, and another 250 part-time employees. Among these jobs they do: butler, maid, chef, plumber, doorman, and florist.


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