ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
October 13, 1792
The Cornerstone of the White House
is Laid in Washington D.C.
On this day in 1792, the cornerstone for what is now known as the White House was laid. At the time it was
called the Executive Mansion but began being referred to as the White House in 1818 after it had been burned in the
War of 1812 and then rebuilt.
It was officially renamed the White House on October 11, 1901 by President Theodore Roosevelt.