John Adams - ( 3rd cousin 9x removed )
This day on November 1st, President John Adams moved into the newly constructed White House in 1800. Adams had been living temporary at Tunnicliffe's City Hotel near the half-finished Capital Building since June 1800, when the federal government moved from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington D.C. Historian David McCullough recorded that when Adams first arrived in Washington, he wrote to his wife Abigail, at their home in Quincy, Massachusetts, that he was pleased with the new site for the federal government and had explored the soon-to-be White House with satisfaction.
Although Adams was initially enthusiastic about the presidential mansion, he and Abigail soon found it to be cold and damp during the winter. Abigail, in a letter to a friend, wrote that the building was tolerable only so long as fires were lit in every room. She also noted that she had to hang their washing in an empty "audience room" ( the current East Room ).
I had a once in a lifetime chance to get a tour of the White House with my family two years ago during Obama's presidency, here are few pictures that I've took down below of the White House....
My name is Ellen Rutila. Have been doing Ancestry research since 2009, and been doing it ever since. I'm also a violinist, jewelry maker and Graphic Designer.