Live Webcam Showing The White House in Washington DC
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- Location: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, United States
- Source: Earth TV
- Info: Live streaming webcam showing a view of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, United States. The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States.
More info: The first president of the United States, Goerge Washington selected the site for the White House in 1791. After a competition the design of the building was awarded to James Hoban an Irish born architect and building was completed after 8 years. At various times in history, the White House has been known as the “President’s Palace,” the “President’s House,” and the “Executive Mansion.” President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.
Though George Washington was responsible for commissioning the construction of the White House, he never actually lived there. That honour went to president number two, John Adams. The term for Washington ended in 1797, three years before the White House was completed and he died in 1799, meaning he never even set foot in the finished building. He is the only U.S. President to have not lived in the White House.
The White House spans six floors and includes 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms. That makes for 412 doors, 28 fireplaces, eight staircases and three elevators. A recent appraisal valued the White House at just under $400 million.