In honor of Presidents’ Day (February 20), here are some fun facts about the White House: 
  • It features 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, and six floors. 
  • Close to 575 gallons of paint are needed to cover its outside surface.
  • The White House was formerly known as the President’s Palace, the President’s House, and the Executive Mansion. President Theodore Roosevelt gave the White House its name in 1901.
  • President Jimmy Carter installed the first computer and laser printer. The Internet made its debut under President George H.W. Bush in 1992.
  • Living at the White House comes with a cost. At month’s end, the President receives a bill for the family’s food and incidental expenses (e.g., dry cleaning).
  • Irish-born architect James Hoban designed the White House. Hoban based it on Leinster House, a stone residence in Dublin.
As always, it is a pleasure to stay in touch. I hope you enjoyed this trivia.


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