The White House keeps big secrets: It was built by slaves, the main architect was an Irishman and it should not have been white!

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It is hard to imagine that the White House, the official residence of American presidents, has not always been white.

Namely, the Republican Theodore Roosevelt, who lived in it from 1901 to 1909, gave the name that is common today. He officially did so on October 12, 1901.


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Prior to that, names such as Presidential House, Presidential Palace, and Executive Castle were used.

Admittedly, the first president to call her that, the man who invented the name, was John Adams, the second American president (1797-1801). This nickname first appeared in newspapers in the early 19th century, but even…

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