When did they build the White House?
Construction was begun on October 13, 1792. It was finished enough for John Adams to move in on November1, 1800.
It took 8 years to build the White House (Oct. 13, 1792 - Nov. 1, 1800), and the total dollar amount for building the White House was $232,371.83. ($3.2 million in 2008 dollars) This information was retrieved from Gary Walters, former White House Chief Usher. Please see the related links for additional information.