Interviews With Historians

Historian William Seale talks about presidential remodeling of the White House

Historian William Seale calls the White House the "most remodeled, changed house on earth." In this interview, he discusses the evolution of the design of the White House through the years. From initial design emulating an English country house, Seale describes some of the many changes instituted by presidents including Washington, Roosevelt, and Truman.

William Seale is an author and historian who specializes in the restoration of historic American buildings.


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