Wednesday, October 24, 2012
This was the original
White House in 1814
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
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
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