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THE CHANGING WHITE HOUSE

From 1792 From 1817 From 1902 From 1952 1952-current:
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1962-72
  • The Rose Garden is redesigned by Mrs. Paul Mellon to include more space to receive public groups.
Jacqueline Kennedy's garden

Jacqueline Kennedy's garden
The White House Collection
White House Historical Association

1964
  • President Lyndon Johnson, through an Executive Order, establishes the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.

  • Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act in the East Room.

  • Lady Bird Johnson has the East Garden completed in honor of Jacqueline Kennedy.


1967
  • President Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda Bird Johnson marries Charles Robb in the White House.
Lynda Bird Johnson marries Charles Robb in the White House

Lynda Bird Johnson marries Charles Robb in the White House
National Archives

1969
  • Lady Bird Johnson adds the Children's Garden on the South Lawn.

1973
  • Richard M. Nixon orders a permanent, living Christmas tree planted on the Ellipse.

Nixon's resignation  
1974
  • Richard Nixon becomes the first president to resign his office.


Nixon's farewell on the White House grounds

Nixon's resignation
Nixon Presidential Materials Archive


Nixon's farewell on the White House grounds
Nixon Presidential Materials Archive

1952-current: page 2 of 3

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