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On October 13 1792 the cornerstone was laid for what is now the oldest public building in Washington D.C. Designed by irish architect James Hoban, this 142-room building is the home of the president and his family. The building was given the name "White House" about ten years after it's construction the White House was burned down by british troops in 1814, but it was rebuild with in three years.

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On October 13, 1792, the cornerstone was laid for what is now the oldest public building in Washington, D.C. Designed by Irish architect James Hoban, this 142-room building is the home of the president and his family. The building was given the name "White House" about ten years after its construction. The White House was burned down by British troops in 1814, but it was rebuilt within three years.

 

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