WHITE HOUSE CORNERSTONE LAID IN 1792

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The cornerstone was laid for a presidential residence in the
newly designated capital city of
Washington, D.C. In 1800,
President
John Adams became the first president to reside
in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the
“White House” because its white-gray
Virginia freestone
contrasted strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings.

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The White House. Designed by James Hoban (1758-1831), in neoclassical style, its construction took place between 1792 and 1800. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. Engraving by Arnout. Panorama Universal. History of the United States of America, from 1st edition of Jean B.G. Roux de Rochelle's Etats-Unis d'Amerique in 1837. Spanish edition, printed in Barcelona, 1850.

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John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)

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