National Geographic : 1915 Mar
THE WHITE HOUSE, SOUTH FRONT Although the offi cial residence of the Chief Executive ofthe United States may not inmagnificence com pare with the great palaces of the rulers of foreign countries, there isastately simplicity inthe White House that wins for itadmira tion from native and foreigner alike. Itwas the first building erect ed by the United States at the new seat ofgov ernment, its site being selected and its corner stone laid by the Father ofhis country himself. Like the ot "Capitol, what was in tended tobe the front isnow turned away from the main part of the city. The grounds around the White House harmonize with the simplicity ofthat structure itself, and the fountain inthe south garden isone of the most effective inWash ington.