Black Presidents White House


When naming the House of President of United States, No one even thought of blacks. That’s why they call it the “White House”. But gone are the days as we take a tour of a Black’s White House.

This post features different rooms of White House showcasing their elegance and Luxury.


Oval Office

At Theodore Roosevelt’s behest, McKim, Mead & White designed an office addition on the west side of the White House in 1902. In 1934 Franklin Delano Roosevelt moved the Oval Office to its current West Wing site. Above: Queen Victoria commissioned the desk, crafted from timbers from the HMS Resolute, and gave it to Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880. Since then, all but a few presidents have used it. A bronze by Frederic Remington, The Bronco Buster, is at left. Rug, Edward Fields.

Green Room

Called the Green Drawing Room by John Quincy Adams, Furniture by and attributed to Duncan Phyfe, including a secretary-bookcase beneath an oil by George Caleb Bingham, fills the room. A 1767 portrait of Benjamin Franklin is above the mantel. Brunschwig & Fils horsehair on lyreback chairs and bench. All other fabrics from Scalamandre.

Cabinet Room

Staff Meeting/ Conference Room (Roosevelt Room)

A portrait of Theodore Roosevelt is in the Roosevelt Room, so named by Richard Nixon to honor both Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and their roles in shaping the architecture of the West Wing. After the wing’s further expansion in 1934, what had been parts of two waiting rooms were transformed into a centrally located conference room directly across from the Oval Office, used for staff meetings and occasional press conferences.

Vermeil Room

Name has been derived from the collection of vermeil or gilt silver, displayed here, this Room serves as a sitting room during formal occasions.

With help of documentary evidence from Lincoln’s period, In 2004 the First Lady along with her design team restored this room to return period luxury details, few amongst them were the mantel and window cornices, Bed hanging satin & drapery silk and trim, Scalamandre and tassels and tiebacks.


During the period of President Bush the collection of library was updated, and the following year Mrs. Bush, herself a librarian, oversaw a redesign of the room.

Family Theater

Franklin Roosevelt carved out the cloakroom to a Family Theater, known as the Hat Box and was inspired by early-20th-century movie palaces.

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