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Solarium, Calvin Coolidge Administration

Photographer
Ralph Waldo Magee
Date of Work
1928
Type
Photograph
Credit
White House Collection
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Solarium, Calvin Coolidge Administration

This black and white photograph of the Solarium by Ralph Waldo Magee was taken in 1928 during the Calvin Coolidge administration. In 1927 the Third Floor attic was renovated and expanded to add to the presidential living area. Added to the Third Floor, over the South Portico, was the Solarium. First Lady Grace Coolidge used the simple, decorated room, calling it her "Sky Parlor," to rest and relax in quiet solitude. This photograph is among the first to capture the newest room in the White House.