25 Curious Things About The White House You Probably Never Thought About

Posted by , Updated on July 28, 2015


The White House is probably one of the most iconic and recognizable pieces of architecture in the world. It’s a symbol of the world’s most powerful nation and it’s also home to the most powerful man on Earth. Needless to say, the White House has had its share of weird historical moments with equally weird additions and facts that most people may not be aware of such as hidden swimming pools and royal sleepovers. So if you’re ready to learn some interesting facts about the White House, we present to you these 25 Curious Things About The White House You Probably Never Thought About.


There is a dentist's office under the White House

Dentist officeSource: supercompressor.com, Image: pixabay

Actually, there is an entire strip mall underneath the White House with a flower shop and even a bowling alley (added by Nixon)

bowling alleySource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

Before Theodore Roosevelt it wasn't called the White House. It was called the Executive Mansion

Theodore RooseveltSource: supercompressor.com, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

It was never built with a handicapped president in mind so when Franklin Roosevelt entered office the whole place had to be redone with ramps and elevators for his wheelchair.

wheelchairSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay

It didn't have running water until 1833 when it was installed by Andrew Jackson

Andrew JacksonSource: livescience, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

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