New old floor plans

As I promised previously, I’ve now added floor plans for the Residence second floor around 1863 and around 1880. However, comparing them side by side suggests that the 1863 diagram (a modern drawing from Seale’s 2-volume The White House) has the old west stair wrong. It looks like the artist drew in the original west stair to me.

Also, I improved the 1901 second floor plan and added it to the second floor page. And I added all the floor plans to the appropriate renovation pages.

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4 thoughts on “New old floor plans

  1. Derek, thanks for the floor plans. Perhaps some day we’ll be able to have them with measurements included for the current layout. Yes, we even want to calculate the square footage in that lavatory off the west wall of the treaty room!
    A project for what I hope is the not-too-distant future: overlays to show the successive changes made over the centuries.
    Or maybe I need to get out more!

  2. Getting Sq footage of any room is not hard. The small lavatory off the Treaty Room is actually the fire-pole area that leads to the bat cave.

  3. Getting Sq footage of any room is not hard. The small lavatory off the Treaty Room is actually the fire-pole area that leads to the bat cave.

  4. And if you look closely at the photo where the president has his feet up on the 150-year-old Treaty Table, you can just see the bust of William Shakespeare that conceals the button to open the door….

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