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What building is at 1600 Pa Avenue?

White House
White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC | Library of Congress.

What does 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue represent?

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the formal address of the White House, the United States presidential residence. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue may also refer to: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (musical), a 1976 musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

What side of the White House faces Pennsylvania Ave?

Since the address of the White House is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and the North Lawn faces Pennsylvania Avenue, the South Lawn is sometimes described as the back lawn of the White House.

Is the US Capitol building on Pennsylvania Avenue?

The White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the Jefferson Memorial, the Pentagon, and the Lincoln Memorial are also in the Washington, D.C. area.

Why is it called Pennsylvania Avenue?

The first reference to the street as Pennsylvania Avenue comes in a 1791 letter from Thomas Jefferson. One theory is that the street was named for Pennsylvania as consolation for moving the capital from Philadelphia. At one time Pennsylvania Avenue provided an unobstructed view between the White House and the Capitol.

Who built the White House in 1792?

James Hoban
Hoban modelled the building on Leinster House in Dublin, a building which today houses the Oireachtas, the Irish legislature. Construction took place between 1792 and 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone painted white….

White House
Floor area 55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2)
Design and construction
Architect James Hoban