Since we’re feeling red, white, and blue for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, it is only right we talk about tile in the most patriotic way possible. We thought it would be fun to explore the buildings in our nation’s capital to learn more about their construction and what keeps them standing tall. Which buildings or structures do you think we’ll discuss?
First stop on the 4th of July Tile tour? The White House. We are pretty sure that you knew we were going to give you some facts on the home of the President of the United States of America.
The first cornerstone of the White House was laid in October of 1792. A team of workers and slaves built the (first) White House which, including labor and materials, cost around $250,000.00. (At that time) We say the first White House because, in 1814, the building would burn down. The new White House would see a vast array of renovations over the next 200 years. As well as many new Presidents and their families.
Next up on the Tile Tour? You’ll have to check back on Monday – we have some more info on what built a very famous monument and more. In the meantime, enjoy your July 4th holidays!