Glimpses of the Old Family Dining Room

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William B. Bushong, Chief Historian, White House Historical Association The Family Dining Room on the State Floor of the White House today is used primarily for smaller formal dinners and working lunches. The space, adjacent to the State Dining Room, …

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Unbuilt White Houses of the Nineteenth Century

Unbuilt White Houses of the Nineteenth Century

William B. Bushong, Chief Historian, White House Historical Association Throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century, several major proposals were made to alleviate crowding at the White House by erecting a new residence for the president and converting the …

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Reflections: A Secret Garden

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Stewart D. McLaurin, President, White House Historical Association White House Historical Association President Stewart D. McLaurin initiated his column, Reflections, in the latest issue of the Association’s journal, White House History, honoring presidential kin. Tucked away on the South Lawn, behind a …

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