The most powerful building in the world – White House ?
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President’s official residence in America ?
Almost every country in the world has an official residence built for the presidents to live in. In India, it is known as Rashtrapati Bhavan, but in America, Rashtrapati Bhavan is called White House. Although it was not always named the White House. When it was built, it was named President’s Palace or President’s Mansion.
Know about the White House-
Actually, 118 years old history is hidden behind this, about which you should know. The White House is not only the residence of the US President, but it is also a masterpiece of America’s historical heritage.
The White House has every facility that is expected to live near any powerful country. There is also a bunker inside it, which is used to keep the US President and his family safe in times of trouble.
Architect of the White House ?
James Hoban, born in Ireland, designed the White House. Its construction work was completed in eight years between the years 1792 to 1800. You will be surprised to know that where the White House stands today, there were once forests and mountains.
The White House also has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 stairs and three lifts. In this six-storey building, two basements, two public floors and the rest of the floor have been reserved for the US President. In addition, the White House employs five full-time chefs and serves dinners for 140 guests inside the building.
It takes 570 gallons of paint to paint the outer walls of the White House. It is said that in the year 1994, the cost of painting the White House came to more than two lakh 83 thousand dollars i.e. about one crore 72 lakh rupees.
What is the story behind the name of US Rashtrapati Bhavan as White House?
In the year 1814, the British Army set fire to many places in Washington DC. This also included the White House. Due to this fire, the beauty of its walls was lost, after which it was painted white to make the building attractive again. Since then it has been called the White House.
In the year 1901, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of America, officially named it the Whose House.