1 – An Animal House : the White House has been the home for many various species of animals. President Hoover had not one but two gators that had free rein of the house.
2 – Big, Bigger, Biggest!
When the White House was being designed, the original architect Charles L’Enfant wanted an extremely ostentatious mansion. He envisioned the President’s residence to be more of a palace—similar to the palaces of the French royals.
3 – White House On Fire
On December 24th, 1929, an electrical fire broke out in the White House’s West Wing. It was a four alarm fire.