Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day and the White House

Whether you are voting Democrat or Republican this election, we thought it would be fun to do a little trivia on the White House!

Here are some architectural facts that you might or might not know about the President's House:
Location: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Year Build: 1793 - 1801
Square Feet: 55,000
Architect: James Hoban
Architectural Style: Georgian Neoclassical
First President to Live in the White House: President John Adams (1800)
White House Dimensions: 168 feet long x 85 feet 6 inches wide without porticoes; 152 feet wide with
Height: 70 feet
Number of Rooms: 132; 16 guest rooms, 1 main kitchen, 1 diet kitchen, 1 family kitchen and 35 bathrooms
Number of Doors: 412
Number of Windows: 147
Number of Fireplaces: 28
Staircases: 8
Elevators: 3

Other Fun Facts:
  • The kitchen can serve up to 140 for dinner
  • It takes more than 570 gallons of paint to cover the outside alone
  • The White House has survived two fires
  • Besides the traditional dog, other pets to reside at the White House were; tiger cubs, an alligator, a bear and a hippo, a tobacco-chewing ram and a heard of elephants

We hope that you have enjoyed these fun facts and that you go to the polls and vote!

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