The troops turned northwest up
Pennsylvania Avenue toward
the White House. After the US
government officials fled.they
ate and drank the wine.
The soldiers burned the president's house, fuel
was added to the fires that night to ensure they would
burn into the next day. The smoke was reportedly visible
as far away as Baltimore and the Patuxent river
Original Plans for
Our White House.
The Gilbert Stuart painting and other valuables are still
in the rebuilt White House,
Thanks First Lady Dolly Madison, why stayed saving items and cutting the painting of George Washington
out of it's frame. Thanks to Mr. Jennings a servant
of Madisons. After the completion of both wings, the Capitol was partly burned by the British on August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812. Geo. Bomford,& Joseph G. Swift, both military engineers, were called upon to help rebuild the Capitol. Reconstruction began in 1815 and was completed by 1819. Construction continued through to 1826, with the addition of the center Rotunda and the first dome of the Capitol. Latrobe is principally connected with the original construction many innovative interior features.
I hope we get a man like Washington, in that White house. Just ask a congressman WHY he wants to be a congressman. Would he do it for no money? Is he planing to get lots of kickbacks to go into a foreign out of the country bank??? Give then a lie detector test before they get on the ballot. Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery Comments are welcome
Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden