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Echoes From the White House
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THE CHANGING WHITE HOUSE
From 1792 From 1817 From 1902 From 1952
The White House has been host to both triumph and tragedy on personal and national levels since the first cornerstone was laid over 200 years ago. This timeline focuses on the architectural changes to the building that has hosted the institution of the presidency. The White House has undergone four major phases of construction with its beginnings in 1792 and subsequent reconstruction in 1817 and renovations in 1902 and 1948-1952.