Talk:White House

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Historic designations[edit]

Is there a reason that neither the article prose nor the infobox makes any mention that the White House is a National Historic Landmark?

*The* White House?[edit]

I'm wondering if this article should at The White House and instances of "the White House" changed to "The White House" when referring to the building.

  • "White House" seems awkward by itself without "the".

Question: Which is proper, writing "the President lives at the White House", or "the President lives at The White House"? Is "The" part of the proper name?

Looking through news sources, I do see lots of "the White House", but it's hard to tell if those uses refer to the building itself and not the goings on inside. Jason McHuff (talk) 06:55, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

See WP:THE, which addresses this issue (" United States does not include the article 'The', because sentences such as 'California is part of the United States' are written with a lowercase 'the‍ '​ ")--NextUSprez (talk) 19:19, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
I read that and linked to it, and agree that "the" should not be capitalized with United States. But it seems that's because the United States refers to a group of things and "the" isn't a part of the proper name. Jason McHuff (talk) 02:06, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
That's a good point. I really don't know whether "The" is part of the proper noun in this case. There's no "The" in titles such as House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Eiffel Tower, Grand Canyon, etc. Maybe someone a little more grammer-savvy could weigh in on this?--NextUSprez (talk) 19:29, 6 February 2015 (UTC)


I think that it would be nice to have a section which tells readers the movies it has been featured in? Especially since this building has been around for more than a hundred years. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:23, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

White house - Wörlitz Castle (Germany)[edit]

In Germany there is a saying, that the White House is build according to the example of the Wörlitz Castle (build approx. 40 years before the White House) which looks totally the same: - same structre - comparable dimensions - same number and structre of columns - same number and arrangement of windows

Maybe its worth giving some words on it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:54, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Coordinate error[edit]


The following coordinate fixes are needed for — (talk) 07:15, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

The request was incomplete, but the coordinates are fine. Calidum ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 07:38, 4 April 2015 (UTC)