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Design for the President’s House Elevation


Proposed design for the President's House. James Hoban (1762-1831) drew this architectural drawing for the Capitol and President's House Design Competition held by the United States government in 1792. The drawing features a two-story building with a central portico with a pediment supported by four Ionic columns. An eagle is displayed in the frieze.




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Gift of John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

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