The President's House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation
Independence National Historical Park | Philadelphia PA

The President's House project is a commemoration of the house at 6th and Market Streets in Philadelphia where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived from 1790 to 1800 while the White House was being built in Washington DC. In this house the presidents were making decisions that shaped the executive branch of government, and also here President Washington kept nine slaves. Winner in a nationwide competition, the Kelly/Maiello concept design marks the footprint of the original building and includes architectural elements of the house, such as entrance portal, fireplace, ceremonial bay window and kitchen. The final design includes a glass enclosure through which visitors can view archaeological fragments of the original house discovered during site excavation. 

 
     
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