23 Facts About East Room


East Room is an event and reception room in the Executive Residence, which is a building of the White House complex, the home of the president of the United States.

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The East Room is the largest room in the Executive Residence; it is used for dances, receptions, press conferences, ceremonies, concerts, and banquets.

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The East Room was one of the last rooms to be finished and decorated, and it has undergone substantial redecoration over the past two centuries.

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East Room was among the last rooms on the State Floor to be completed and used.

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Jefferson had the East Room partitioned and the southern end used for a bedroom and office for Meriwether Lewis and Lewis Harvie .

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In 1814 and 1815, the rebuilt East Room received new door frames and inlaid mahogany doors that remain in the room today.

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East Room was finally completed and decorated in 1829 by Andrew Jackson.

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At some point prior to the inauguration of President William Henry Harrison in March 1841, the East Room acquired eight floor-to-ceiling mirrors with broad, heavily carved frames.

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Patterson had the three large marble-topped tables removed from the East Room and placed in the family private quarters, and two of the four pier tables added to the Family Dining Room.

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East Room was radically redecorated in 1873 during the administration of Ulysses S Grant.

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Floor of the East Room was replaced with oak parquet, and trimmed in red Numidian marble from North Africa.

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East Room's died in 1914, just two years into Wilson's first term.

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The East Room was cleared of all furniture, and floor-to-ceiling X-shaped wooden braces erected in the room to stabilize it.

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All of the paneling for the East Room was condemned as unfit for reuse, whether it was actually unusable or not, and replaced with new wood.

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The East Room had a new parquet floor in a style taken from a design at the Palace of Fontainebleau, and silk curtains over the windows.

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East Room's initially considered modified versions of ashtrays seen at the home of her friend, Bunny Mellon, but rejected this idea in favor of a unique design.

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Much of the furniture in the East Room was removed by Boudin to make the room appear to be of a single historic era.

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Mielziner crafted a stage which took up a full third of the East Room, and featured cream white-painted pilasters matching the room's architecture.

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East Room flooring was replaced in 1978 during the Carter administration.

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East Room is used for a wide range of events, which include the swearing-in of Cabinet members and justices of the Supreme Court, press conferences, the signing of legislation, receptions for foreign dignitaries.

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East Room has served as the site of many important ceremonies, legislation and treaty signings, and other events.

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East Room has appeared in a number of motion pictures about the president of the United States.

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Life-size copy of the East Room was built at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

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