How Presidents Make the White House Their Own

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Franklin Roosevelt had his swimming pool. Harry Truman built the first White House bowling alley. George H.W. Bush installed tennis and basketball courts.

Our personal lives are reflected in our homes, and the White House is no different. Since 1800, when John Adams moved in with his wife, Abigail, the residence has been a window into the way presidents and their families relax, exercise and play.

For more than a century, New Year’s Day was an open house for anyone who w…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/presidents-make-white-house-home-210342/

Franklin Roosevelt had his swimming pool. Harry Truman built the first White House bowling alley. George H.W. Bush installed tennis and basketball courts.

Our personal lives are reflected in our homes, and the White House is no different. Since 1800, when John Adams moved in with his wife, Abigail, the residence has been a window into the way presidents and their families relax, exercise and play.

For more than a century, New Year’s Day was an open house for anyone who w…

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