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Entrance Hall Showing the Tiffany Screen, Benjamin Harrison Administration (1889)

Library of Congress

The White House is over two hundred years old and has seen more than forty presidents. Over the centuries, changes have been made to the home and grounds for both practical and aesthetic reasons. During the course of the building's history, several features have been lost to time. These range from small items to larger elements like structures, swimming pools, and acres of land. Uncover some of the lost features of the White House and learn the history behind why these no longer exist.