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United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 3

United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 3

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White House Collection/White House Historical Association

United Kingdom and Ireland in The White House-Photo 3

These marks, located on the Ground Floor of the White House, are the banker marks of the Scottish stonemasons who helped build the original White House. These artisan trademarks were unique to specific stonemasons denoting which stones they worked on so they could be adequately paid for their work. During the Truman renovation of the White House, several of these stones were presented to Masonic Lodges throughout the nation.