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When was the White House built?


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Congress submitted a plan for the building in 1792. On October 13, 1792, the first corner stones were laid. John Adams and his wife, Abigail, moved into the unfinished house in 1800. Construction was ongoing until 1809, with Thomas Jefferson as the occupant. Did you know that it used to be pink?

The construction of the White House began on October 13, 1792 through the leadership of president John Adams. Even, if the construction of the house was not finished, John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams already stayed in the place. For almost a decade, the construction went on. The executive residence was built in 1800 and the expansion was finalised in 1801 under Thomas Jefferson's presidency. The Army of Great Britain burned some of the parts of the house in 1814. The reconstruction took began immediately and it was finished in 1817. The White House was remodeled from time to time and went through an extensive restoration in 1948-1952.