The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States . It is one of the most famous buildings in the world, as it receives about 100,000 visitors every year. This article is written to celebrate November 1, 1800, which was the day John Adams became the first US president to live in the White House. Have a seat and learn ten facts about the White House that you have probably not heard of.
It All Started on November 1, 1800
This was the date when President John Adams, the 1st US president to live in the White House moved in. Before then, he was living in Tunnicliffe’s City hotel in Washington D.C. The White House was still unfinished when the President moved in, but the furniture from Adam’s former home was already brought in.
Their new house as described by Abigail “was damp and cold,” and Abigail had to hang the clothes in the empty audience room (now the East room) because she felt it wasn’t appropriate to hang the president underwear outside. However, President John Adams and his first Lady only lived there for five months as Adams lost the next election to Thomas Jefferson.