|Perhaps not the most beautiful shot of the White House but it does give an excellent|
feel for the place--a luxurious country estate in the middle of a bustling city.
|Charleston County Courthouse, 1791, James Hoban, architect.|
|Hoban's design entry in the competition seems to be simply a more grandiose version of his Charleston courthouse. Having won the competition, Washington influenced Hoban to employ a two-story façade.|
|Thomas Jefferson's design competition submission was influenced by Palladio's Villa Rotunda.|
|Latrobe's west elevation bears the hallmarks|
of Jefferson as much as Latrobe.
|Mrs. Harrison's proposed White House additions|
|1950--building a new White House inside the old.|
|President Obama enters the south entrance of White House, March 30, 2012.|