The White House was designed by James Hoban and sits on beautifully landscaped grounds. This house has been the home of every President since John Adams. The President and his family live on the second floor. The West Wing is used for daily political and national business. The east wing is where the First Lady meets guests.
Photo: D. O'Clair
This unused postcard is from 2015.
From the time of John Adams to the present, the White House has been the home of the presidents. The cornerstone was laid in 1792, and it was constructed of Virginia freestone. During the war of 1812 it was set afire by the British and only the walls were left standing; when restored, the exterior was painted white to hide the scars of the fire.
This postcard is postmarked in 1947.
George Washington 1789-1797