Auction 171, Lot 235

Includes the Planned Addition of the West Wing

"General Plan of White House, Executive Office and Grounds Showing the Exterior Changes Made During the Fiscal Year Ending June 30th 1903", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Washington, D.C.

Period: 1903 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

19.1 x 29.4 inches
48.5 x 74.7 cm

This fascinating plan shows the improvements to both the White House and surrounding grounds as requested by Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. Of particular interest is the addition of the West Wing, here labeled Executive Office. Other improvements include the addition of "Colonial Gardens" which are now the Rose Garden and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, as well as several new roads. Drawn by F.D. Owen and included in the annual report of J.W. Symons of the Corps of Engineers. Lithographed by Norris Peters.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a few tiny edge tears confined to the left blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/6/2019