Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Something About The White House

Cornering the market on history.


There's celebrating something in Washington, D.C., today I’m sure. Here I'm celebrating what happened to the White House 228 years ago, specifically the laying of its cornerstone. The Library of Congress notes:
President George Washington announced the permanent location of the new capital, an area of land at the confluence of the Potomac and Eastern Branch (Anacostia) rivers that would eventually become the District of Columbia. Washington and Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the French planner of the federal city, chose the site for the residence.
Now the question is does the building look more like Leinster House in Ireland or the Château de Rastignac in France?

Regardless, the old canard about there being a tunnel from the Vatican to the White House (as told in A Short Guide to Catholic Church History as cited in Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies) is untrue. Don’t go digging around to prove me wrong. Please.

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