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North Front of the White House at the time of Lincoln's inauguration

North Front of the White House at the time of Lincoln's inauguration

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North Front of the White House at the time of Lincoln's inauguration

North Front of the White House at the time of Lincoln's inauguration. Iron fences and railings control public access to the grounds. The graveled walk, set in a flat-rolled lawn, encircles the Pierre Jean David dAngers statue of Thomas Jefferson, placed there by President James K. Polk in 1847 and since 1874 in Statuary Hall in the Capitol. To the right of the house barely can be seen the Conservatory, which was built atop the west terrace in the later 1850s and was filled with tubbed camellias and fruit trees.

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