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Foreword; White House History (Number 31) - Photo 2

Foreword; White House History (Number 31) - Photo 2

Foreword; White House History (Number 31) - Photo 2

Peter Waddell’s 2011 painting of Lafayette Square re-creates the historic square north of the White House in 1902 when the area around the square was still residential. Of interest along the square are steepled Saint John’s Church at the bottom of the picture, and to the left, the house on the corner was where the widowed Dolley Madison lived for the last thirteen years of her life. Directly across the square from her house is the historic Stephen Decatur House, built in 1819 and rich in history, now home of the National Center for White House History.

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