The White House

Located in Washington, D.C., the White House is the official residence of the President of the United States. Built between 1792 and 1800, it was designed in a Neoclassical style by the Irish architect James Hoban. It is a symbol of the American presidency and has been the site of many important political meetings and negotiations since its construction. Today, the White House is one of the most heavily guarded buildings globally, as it houses not only the Presidents but also their administrative offices and living quarters.