White House Area

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Inspired by the stately presence of the Executive Mansion, this area maintains a decorous gentility, with manicured parks, elegant row houses and grandly conceived public structures. Lafayette Square, a 7-acre public park, lies just to the north of the mansion, and is often the scene of public demonstrations. The stately Treasury Building rises east of the White House; the colossal Old Excecutive Office Building stands just to the west. The Ellipse, the open greensward to the south, functions as a ceremonial ground; on its north is the Zero Milestone, from which all distances in the federal city are computed.

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Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
The massive granite pile that rises like
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White House
White House
For almost two centuries the White House
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Renwick Gallery
Renwick Gallery
The earliest major example of the Second
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Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art
In a city now dominated by federal
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Treasury Building
Treasury Building
Pictured on the back of the $10 bill,
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Decatur House
Decatur House
For almost a century and a half, this
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Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Eisenhower Executive Office Building
The massive granite pile that rises like
0:15
White House
White House
For almost two centuries the White House
0:30
Treasury Building
Treasury Building
Pictured on the back of the $10 bill,
0:15
See all