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Elevation of the South Front of the President's House

This drawing of the White House was created by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in 1817. It shows the elevation of the south front of the White House. St. John's Church appears over the right hand, behind the east colonnade. Latrobe is best known as the architect who designed the U.S. Capitol, St. John's Church, and the Decatur House in Lafayette Square, the White House colonnades, and the Madison state rooms. He was the chief engineer for the U.S. Navy.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Date of Work
Library of Congress