Since 1800, the White House has served as both a home and an office to U.S. presidents and their families.
Questions and Answers
Question: Where did the White House get its name?
Answer: Originally it was called the Presidential Palace and the Presidential Mansion. People began calling it the White House in the 1800s, probably because of its white color.
Theodore Roosevelt’s stationary used the name officially for the first time. The White House’s address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
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