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Did You Know This about the White House?

A PRIME Insurance Washington, DC Special

Now that a new president has graced the White House residence, it befits the public to know some interesting related facts.

Here we go!

6 Fun Facts about the White House

  1. The White House contains 132 rooms, 35 restrooms and six floors to put up all residents, workers and visitors.

  2. Besides the Situation Room, built to accommodate meetings during crisis, the basement houses a recreational bowling alley, a florist shop, carpenter workshop and dental office.

  3. Despite the current president’s ideology in regard to foreign workers, the White House negates the concept. It was constructed with the assistance of numerous artists and laborers from Europe, as well as African-American slaves.

  4. The president's Washington, DC home was originally known by several names:  the President’s Palace, the President’s House, and the Executive Mansion. During Teddy Roosevelt’s presidency it was officially dubbed the White House.

  5. The White House went through a major permanent transformation during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s tenure to accommodate his handicaps. Ramps and elevators were added to facilitate his wheelchair, as well as a heated swimming pool for therapy usage.

  6. It takes 570 gallons of white paint to coat the exterior of the White House.


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Summary: Now you can visit the White House without being there with these fun facts about the president’s home. A Prime Insurance Special!


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