Like the Rashtrapati Bhavan in our country, there is an official residence for every head of state. Us President-elect Joe Biden will enter the official residence of the president in the White House in a few hours. Donald Trump currently lives in it. All those who previously served as US presidents, including Barack Obama, were there except George Washington. The construction of this building was completed by November 1800, which was started in October 1792. George Washington was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Where was George Washington before the White House was built? Which building was made an official residence?
First New York..
After the Independence of the United States, George Washington was unanimously elected president of the country. Later in 1789, when he took over as president, he needed an official residence. The government has converted six buildings into official residences during his tenure. But Washington is in three. Immediately after Washington was sworn in in April, officials selected the ‘Franklin House’ of Samuel Osgud’s building on Cherry Street in New York as the official residence. On the agamas, the house was converted into the first presidential building.
However, the building is small. In February 1790, the official residence was shifted to ‘Alexander Maccomb House’ in New York, 39-41 Broadway, because there was not enough space for staff. Washington was there for only six months. In May of the same year, the New York government took up the construction of the ‘Government House’ for the president. Two months later, the American government brought the Resident Act. According to this The permanent capital will be set up in the District of Columbia (present Washington DC). Until then, Philadelphia will be the temporary capital of ten years.
Staying to Philadelphia..
With the change of capital, president Washington had to shift his residence to Philadelphia. With the arrival of the president, the government rented the building of businessman Robert Morris in 190 High Street and turned it into ‘President’s House’. There were Washington, his family and staff from November 1790 to March 1797. Washington, who came to Philadelphia as part of the capital move, did not get the opportunity to live in the ‘Government House’ built in New York. This was converted into the official residence of the State Governor. For a while, various departments of the government were given a leased leased. In 1815, the building was demolished and The place was sold to the public.
In 1792, a permanent presidential building was built in Philadelphia. At the same time, the construction of the ‘White House’ was started in the district of Columbia, which is going to be a permanent capital. But, neither was available at the time of Washington’s presidency. John Adams became president after washington’s term ended in 1797. The permanent presidential building built in Philadelphia that year was completed. Adams, however, refused to be there. He was in the President’s House of Presidents, who lived in Washington until May 1800, since he took over as president. Then they went into the ‘White House’. The vacant President’s House building was converted into a hotel. For a while, he was sold to the University of Pennsylvania.
Entry into the White House
On November 1, 1800, John Adams entered the ‘White House’ in the capacity of president. There are 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms. The kitchen has cooking facilities for about 140 guests and a thousand staff. In 1901, another president, Theodore Roosevelt, named the building ‘White House’. Moreover, many changes have been made in this building. Earlier it was called ‘President’s Palace’ and ‘Executive Mansion’. This is what you are. The story behind the Uspresident’s official residence before the White House..!