George Washington and a city planner by the name of Pierre L'enfant chose the site. A competition was held for the design, which was narrowed down to 9 candidates. In 1791 James Hoban, an Irish architect, won the commission to build the presidential residence and his design was eventually built. The British burned it in 1814, but it was rebuilt and enlarged under Hoban's direction. In the 1820s, Hoban added eastern and western terraces. The latest addition of The West Wing (1902) and East Wing (1942) provided additional office space.
The actual Construction Workers:
According to CNN, Washington Times, USA Today and many other reports... Of the 600 people who helped build the white house, about 400 were slaves and the masters of said slaves..
"There was a labor shortage. According to the White House Historical Association, the commissioners planning the building of the new District of Columbia originally planned to import workers from Europe. But when recruitment failed to meet their needs, they turned to slave owners, who would hire out small groups of slaves to earn money. The slaves were involved not only in cutting logs and removing stumps for construction of the new buildings and streets in D.C... Black quarrymen, sawyers, brick makers, and carpenters fashioned raw materials into the products used to erect the White House" reports the Historical Association..."
The white house was built in Washington D.C.
the white house was built in 1793.
The White House was built between 1792 and 1800. Thomas Jefferson moved into the White House in 1801.
The White House was built through the years of 1790-1800.
Washington lived in Virginia before the White House was built
The white house had six floors.
they built the white house because it represents the presidents...
No, the White House had not been built.
After he built the white house
The white house? it was completed in 1800
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it was never built down.
No - the White House had not yet been built
it was built in 1800's
The White House had not yet been built.
The white House was built between 1792 and 1800.
That is when the white house was finished being built
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he built the white house
The first White House was built between 1792 and 1800 that was designed by James Hoban. Before it was finished, President John Adams and his wife moved into the White House.