33¢ White House
Issue Date: October 18, 2000
City: Washington, DC
Printed by: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd
Printing Method: Lithographed
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 11 ¼
The 132-room White House stands in the middle of 18 beautifully landscaped acres at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. In 1800, President and Mrs. John Adams were the first occupants of the original executive mansion. Mrs. Adams used the East Room to dry the family laundry. On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops burned the mansion to its stone walls. The White House was rebuilt, and President and Mrs. Monroe took residence in 1817. President Theodore Roosevelt authorized "The White House" as the official title in 1901.