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White House Conservatory Painting

White House Conservatory Painting

Date of Work
1858
Credit
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

White House Conservatory Painting

Creator: Tinted by Hall Baglie, 1858.

Among the changes President Buchanan made to the White House was the addition of a conservatory in 1857. To make room for the remodeled Treasury Building, the White House greenhouse and stables had to be demolished and moved. The new conservatory, which housed plants of all kinds under a roof of glass, was placed in what is now the West Wing. First families used the conservatory as a private space free from public visitors.

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