When was the U.S. Capitol building started and finished?
|United States Capitol|
|Construction started||September 18, 1793|
|Completed||1800 (first occupation) 1962 (last extension)|
How long did it take to build the Capitol?
When was the Capitol dome built?
When was the Capitol building burned down?
How old is the White House?
How much did it cost to build the White House?
Why did the British burn Washington?
How many times has the White House burn down?
How many times has the White House been destroyed?
When was the last time the White House was invaded?
Who saved the portrait of George Washington?
Who was the American president that had to flee the mansion?
How much is the Resolute Desk worth?
It is used today by President Obama.
Was the White House rebuilt?
Does the White House have a pool?
What is the oldest piece of furniture in the White House?
The artist inscribed the name “Simon Willard,” an important clock maker at the turn of the nineteenth century. The English-made mahogany bookcase (c. 1770) is one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the White House collection.
What desk did Lincoln use?
Is there a secret compartment in the Resolute desks?
But the film’s notion of secret Resolute drawers was simply a Hollywood embellishment and not true of the historic piece. There is, however, an original plaque located on the chair side of the desk that was polished and restored in 2009.