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Drawing of the South Front of the White House

Drawing of the South Front of the White House

Artist
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Date of Work
1817
Medium
Pen and ink drawing
Credit
Library of Congress

Drawing of the South Front of the White House

When the Madisons returned to the White House they found it gutted by fire with only the damaged walls remaining. President Madison insisted that the rebuilding process follow the original plans for the house, approved by George Washington. He hired James Hoban, the original architect of the White House, to rebuild the house. This pen and ink drawing shows the South Front of the restored White House.


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