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THE CHANGING WHITE HOUSE

From 1792 From 1817 From 1902 From 1952 1817-1902:
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1882
  • President Chester Arthur commissions Louis Comfort Tiffany to renovate the interior of the house. One notable item from the refurbishment is a stained-glass screen located in the Entrance Hall.
Louis C. Tiffany's stained glass screens

Louis C. Tiffany's stained glass screens
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President Grover Cleveland's marriage
1886
  • President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the Blue Room, making him the first president to be married in White House.

 President Grover Cleveland's marriage
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1889
  • Benjamin Harrison brings the first Christmas tree inside the White House.

  • A woman, probably a clerk typist, appears on the White House payroll for the first time.

  • Mrs. Harrison begins collecting a representative sampling of china used by previous first families -- a tradition that continues to this day.

1901
  • President Theodore Roosevelt officially names the president's residence the White House.

  • The construction of new executive offices begins.

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