Executive Stables

Title

Executive Stables

Description

The Executive Stables, which held the horses, carriages, and later automobiles of the President, were built, rebuilt, and relocated several times. The first stables were built in 1800 by the Jefferson administration and sat just off the White House grounds, near the current site of the Treasury Building. The stables were relocated and redesigned three more times before those shown in this photo were constructed. Built during the Pierce administration in 1857 and destroyed by fire during Lincoln's presidency in 1864, these stables were located in the backyard of the White House. Three redesigns later, the final Executive Stables stood where the Eisenhower Executive Office Building is located today.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photograhs Division. View original.

Date

1800 (created)
1911 (removed)

Coverage

Physical Description

The first stable in 1800 was a simple Georgian Brick building. The pictured stable, standing from 1857 to 1864, was a two story brick building with a metal roof and cupola.

Location

White House Grounds

Description

The Executive Stables, which held the horses, carriages, and later automobiles of the President, were built, rebuilt, and relocated several times. The first stables were built in 1800 by the Jefferson administration and sat just off the White House grounds, near the current site of the Treasury Building. The stables were relocated and redesigned three more times before those shown in this photo were constructed. Built during the Pierce administration in 1857 and destroyed by fire during Lincoln's presidency in 1864, these stables were located in the backyard of the White House. Three redesigns later, the final Executive Stables stood where the Eisenhower Executive Office Building is located today.

Date

1800 (created)

Coverage

1800-1829

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photograhs Division. View original.