Accordingly, the term White House is habitually used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America and for the president’s administration and advisers in general. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. The stuff is a National Heritage Site preserved by the National Park Service and is part of the President’s Park.
The house attracts many institutions ,individuals on daily bases from within and without United States to tour its multifaceted offices. I am blessed and fulfilled to be among the few individuals who got the chance to enter and indeed toured the different key bureaus in this world historical house, including but not limited to the real famous “Oval office” of the President. What a thrilling experience as compared to my Presidential office back home where sometimes one even fear to glace at, given the security restraints.
first visit to the White house was in the second week of my arrival to Washington, DC. when Scott Baele, the Atlas Corps founder, took us round the outer Western wing. I believe it was part of our orientation package. While the subsequent and conceivably the most comprehensive one was in the course of my second week with the Host Organization thus, National Endowment for Democracy(NED). The section of fellowship and research in NED organized for us as part of our fellowship wisdom. Conversely, like any other Presidential office in the world, the tide security checks were in place but Ms. Lissa, who works there with the national security council, made it possible for us to break through any impediment we would encounter.
According to Ms. Lissa who acted as our guide in the process, the White house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban and constructed between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek sandstone in the Neoclassical style. Adding that during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed Executive Residence in October 1817. Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded.
Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President’s staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest residence. The Executive Residence is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. Making it one of the amazing buildings in the modern era.