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Italy in the White House: Elevation of the south front of the President's house

Italy in the White House: Elevation of the south front of the President's house

Artist
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Date of Work
January 1817
Medium
Architectural drawings
Credit
Library of Congress

Italy in the White House: Elevation of the south front of the President's house

Historian William Seale describes the original architectural style of the White House as Anglo-Palladian, evolving after the 1902 Roosevelt renovation into a Palladian villa scheme with loggias at each side leading to the East and West Wings. Charles McKim, the lead architect for the Roosevelt renovation, was instrumental in establishing the American Academy in Rome.

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