5B14 Tyler Kummer The White House

In 1789 George Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797.

Basketball Court: Not far from the Swimming Pool, the White House basketball court has been used for occasional games by presidents and their staffs and families. George H W Bush installed it in 1991, following the horseshoe pits and the tennis court he had installed two years earlier.

Bowling Alley:The White House Bowling Alley is a one-lane bowling alley in the basement of the White House under the North Portico.

Blue Room: The Blue Room is the center of the State Floor of the White House. Over the years, the Blue Room's oval shape and breath-taking view of the South Lawn of the White House has captivated many visitors. The Blue Room has been the traditional place for presidents to formally receive guests. From entertaining kings to shaking hands with the masses, the business of democracy and the social graces of diplomacy have taken place in the Blue Room.

Family Theater: The family theater was converted from a long cloakroom in 1942 when the current East Wing building was constructed. It overlooks the sculpture garden that Hillary Clinton established. It has about 40 well-upholstered seats, set behind four big armchairs originally installed by Dwight Eisenhower. For many years, the decor was dominated by white curtains with a red floral design, but in 2004, it got a makeover in red.

FUN FACTS!!!!: There are 35 bathrooms in the White House.

There are 132 rooms in the White House. There are 412 doors in the White House, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, and 3 elevators.

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