National Geographic : 1931 Nov
Photograph by Capt. Albert W. Stevens THE WHITE HOUSE AND ITS ENVIRONS AS SEEN FROM AN AIRCRAFT ABOVE LAFAYETTE SQUARE In the foreground is "Number 16oo00Pennsylvania Avenue" (the White House) ; lower left, the Treasury; upper left, the new Commerce Building, with the Department of Agriculture just beyond. Back of the White House, the Ellipse, Monument, and thePotomac; State, War, and Navy Building at lower right. James Hoban, its architect, is supposed to have modeled the White House partly after the Viceregal Lodge ofthe Duke ofLeinster atDublin.