Model Kit White House
- Two metal sheets
- Illustrated instructions
- Item does not come assembled.
- Ages 14 and up
Assemble a from a single sheet of laser-cut metal this amazingly detailed 3D model of the White House. Simply pop out the pieces and bend, fold, and assemble them using the included illustrated instructions.
Our first president, George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. The cornerstone was laid in 1792, and a competition design submitted by Irish-born architect James Hoban was chosen. After eight years of construction, President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, moved into the unfinished house in 1800. During the War of 1812, the British set fire to the President’s house in 1814. James Hoban was appointed to rebuild the house, and President James Monroe moved into the building in 1817. During Monroe’s administration, the South Portico was constructed in 1824, and Andrew Jackson oversaw the addition of the North Portico in 1829. During the late 19th century, various proposals were made to significantly expand the President’s house or to build an entirely new house for the president, but these plans were never realized.