The White house (we all know what it is) is the Presidential house of American President. It was designed by a designer named James Hoban and the construction was completed in in between 1792 and 1800. The house is the home for every US president since John Adams.
President Thomas Jefferson expanded the building in 1801 for stables and storage purposes. It was later burnt by the British army in 1812 during the civil war. The interior and exterior of the building were destroyed. The building was later restructured in 1817 by President James Monroe.
Under the supervision of Harry S.Truman new walls and designs were made. All the interior rooms were rebuilt to bring out the inner beauty of the palace and to keep it updated.
The newly built East wing was used for reception of social events which is still used for the same purpose.
Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Old Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President.
The original white house was burned to ashes and today only a little part of it remains. The white house witnessed a second fire in 1929 during Christmas. President Herbert Hoover personally supervised the firefighting efforts.
The white house has a missing cornerstone. The corner stone was placed by freemasons in 1792. Then they went to a pub and drank 16 toasts and forgot where it was.
Legend says it is in between two stone walls near rose garden. The property is a national heritage site and is owned by the national park service of America. It was ranked second by the American institute of Architect on America favorite architects list.