President Joe Biden on the night of his inauguration, Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The West Wing (lower right) by night, December 2006
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office, April 12, 2021
The White House Complex
President's House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Washington's bow window (not depicted) is echoed in the shape of the Oval Office.
The main entrance on the north side
Theodore Roosevelt Executive Office and Cabinet Room, c. undefined1904
West Wing from above. Note the Oval Office and the solar panels on the roof of the Cabinet Room.
Taft Oval Office, completed 1909. Nearly identical in size to the modern office, it was damaged by fire in 1929 and demolished in 1933.
First Floor plan
Location of the Oval Office in the West Wing.
Ground Floor plan
Franklin D. Roosevelt in the newly completed Modern Oval Office, December 31, 1934.
Second Floor plan
Plaster ceiling medallion installed in 1934 includes elements of the Seal of the President of the United States.
Original West Wing and tennis court, circa 1903
Caroline Kennedy and Kerry Kennedy beneath the Resolute desk in 1963. Note the Truman carpet.
Expanded West Wing, circa the 1910s. President Taft's 1909 expansion covered most of the tennis court. Note the "bow" of the first Oval Office.
President Truman receiving a marble bust of Simon Bolivar from a Venezuelan delegation, December 27, 1946
President Hoover views West Wing fire ruins, January 15, 1930
President Barack Obama with Oval Office artwork, September 28, 2012
Modern West Wing under construction, circa 1933
The Oval Office floor has been replaced several times, most recently during the administration of George W. Bush. The 2005 installation, based on the original 1933 design by Eric Gugler, features a contrasting cross pattern of quarter sawn oak and walnut.
Exterior of the modern Oval Office, completed 1934
Location of the Yellow Oval Room on the second floor of the White House. A number of presidents used this as their private office or library.
Oval Office Study, 2009
The Yellow Oval Room about 1868 used as President Andrew Johnson's private office.
Private Dining Room, 1988
The Yellow Oval Room as President Grover Cleveland's private office, 1886. Note the Resolute desk before the 3 windows.
Roosevelt Room, 2006
The Yellow Oval Room as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's private office, 1933.
Secretary's office, 1961
Exterior of the West Wing (circa 1910s), showing the curve of the Taft Oval Office.
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, 2007. Formerly, the swimming pool.
President Hoover views West Wing fire ruins, January 15, 1930.
Ground Floor Lobby
West Wing expansion, 1934.
The Situation Room, newly renovated during the Presidency of George W. Bush
Exterior of the Oval Office from the South Lawn, July 15, 2006.
Entrance to the White House Mess, decorated for Halloween
George Washington (1776) by Charles Willson Peale
George Washington ({{circa}}1823) by Rembrandt Peale
City of Washington from Beyond the Navy Yard (1833) by George Cooke
Eastport and Passamaquoddy Bay ({{circa}}1840) by Victor De Grailly
Andrew Jackson (1845) by Thomas Sully
Waiting for the Hour (1863) by William Tolman Carlton
Passing the Outpost (1881) by Alfred Wordsworth Thompson
The Broncho Buster (1895) by Frederic Remington
Abraham Lincoln ({{circa}}1915) by George Story
The Avenue in the Rain (1917) by Childe Hassam
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1947) by Frank O. Salisbury
Earthrise (1968) by William Anders
John F. Kennedy's children visit the Oval Office
The Oval Office during the presidency of Gerald Ford
President Richard M. Nixon and Bob Hope play golf in the Oval Office, a tradition harking back to the tenure of Lyndon B. Johnson
President George W. Bush chose a more muted color palette than his predecessor, using shades of taupe, celadon and navy.
One of many hand-shake photos in front of the fireplace. President George W. Bush sitting to the viewer's right, the guest (Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda) to the left, March 2003. One of the rare images where there is fire in the fireplace.
A panoramic view of the Oval Office, January 26, 2017. President Donald Trump is seated at the Resolute desk.

Part of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, it is located in the West Wing of the White House, in Washington, D.C.

- Oval Office

The West Wing contains the Oval Office, the Cabinet Room, the Situation Room, and the Roosevelt Room.

- West Wing
President Joe Biden on the night of his inauguration, Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Top: the northern facade with a columned portico facing Lafayette Square
Bottom: the southern facade with a semi-circular portico facing the South Lawn and The Ellipse

White House

Official residence and workplace of the president of the United States.

Official residence and workplace of the president of the United States.

Top: the northern facade with a columned portico facing Lafayette Square
Bottom: the southern facade with a semi-circular portico facing the South Lawn and The Ellipse
Aerial view of the White House complex, from north. In the foreground is Pennsylvania Avenue, closed to traffic. Center: Executive Residence (1792–1800) with North Portico (1829) facing; left: East Wing (1942); right: West Wing (1901), with the Oval Office (1934) at its southeast corner.
Hoban's Charleston County Courthouse, Charleston, South Carolina, 1790–92, was admired by Washington.
A 1793 elevation by James Hoban. His 3-story, 9-bay original submission was altered into this 2-story, 11-bay design.
Drawing of Andrea Palladio, Project for Francesco et Lodovico de Trissini, from the book I quattro libri dell'architettura, 1570
The North Portico of the White House compared to Leinster House
The Château de Rastignac compared to the South Portico of the White House, c. 1846
Entrance Hall in 1882, showing the new Tiffany glass screen
Additions proposed by architect Frederick D. Owen (1901)
The North Lawn during the Lincoln administration
Truman reconstruction, 1949–1952. A steel structure is built within the exterior shell.
The Red Room as designed by Stéphane Boudin during the presidency of John F. Kennedy
The White House complex and vicinity, viewed from the north with the Potomac River, Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument to the south
The building's north front has been on the reverse of the U.S. $20 bill since 1998; an illustration of the south side was used for 70 years before this.
A uniformed US Secret Service Agent on Pennsylvania Avenue
For security reasons, the section of Pennsylvania Avenue on the north side of the White House is closed to all vehicular traffic, except government officials.
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Second Presidential Mansion: Alexander Macomb House, Manhattan, New York. Occupied by Washington: February–August 1790.
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Government House, Manhattan, New York (1790–1791). Built to be the permanent presidential mansion, Congress moved the national capital to Philadelphia before its completion.
House intended for the President, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1790s). Built to be the permanent presidential mansion, it was not used by any president.
The White House as it looked following the fire of August 24, 1814
Jefferson and Latrobe's West Wing Colonnade, in this nineteenth-century engraved view, is now the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.
Principal story plan for the White House by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1807
Earliest known photograph of the White House, taken c. 1846 by John Plumbe during the administration of James K. Polk
The Cross Hall, connecting the State Dining Room and the East Room on the State Floor
Marine One prepares to land on the South Lawn, where State Arrival Ceremonies are held.
View from the south, with south fountain
View from the north, with north fountain
White House at night, view from the north

Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901.

Eight years later, in 1909, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office, which was eventually moved as the section was expanded.

Official portrait, c. 1947

Harry S. Truman

The 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953.

The 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953.

Official portrait, c. 1947
Truman's home in Independence, Missouri
Truman in uniform, c. undefined 1918
Harry and Bess Truman on their wedding day,
Drawer from the Senate desk used by Truman
Results of the 1934 U.S. Senate election in Missouri; Truman won the counties in blue
Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman, and Winston Churchill in Potsdam, July 1945
Truman announces Japan's surrender, August 14, 1945.
Truman with Greek-American sponge divers in Florida, 1947
Truman's press secretary was his old friend Charles Griffith Ross. He had great integrity but, says Alonzo L. Hamby, as a senior White House aide he was, "A better newsman than news handler, he never established a policy of coordinating news releases throughout the executive branch, frequently bumbled details, never developed ... a strategy for marketing the president's image and failed to establish a strong press office."
Truman in the Oval Office, receiving a Hanukkah Menorah from the prime minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion (center). To the right is Abba Eban, ambassador of Israel to the United States.
President Truman (left) with Governor Dewey (right) at dedication of the Idlewild Airport, meeting for the first time since nominated by their respective parties for the Presidency
1948 electoral vote results
Truman was so widely expected to lose the 1948 election that the Chicago Tribune had printed papers with this erroneous headline when few returns were in.
President Truman signing a proclamation declaring a national emergency and authorizing U.S. entry into the Korean War
Truman and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during Nehru's visit to the United States, October 1949
Truman and Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi speaking at Washington National Airport, during ceremonies welcoming him to the United States
Official portrait of President Truman by Greta Kempton, c. 1945
View of the interior shell of the White House during renovation in 1950
Truman in an official portrait
President Truman; Alabama Senator John J. Sparkman, vice presidential nominee; and Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson, presidential nominee, in the Oval Office, 1952
President Truman conferring with labor leader Walter Reuther about economic policy in the Oval Office, 1952
Truman and his wife Bess attend the signing of the Medicare Bill on July 30, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson
Wreath by Truman's casket, December 27, 1972
Truman poses in 1959 at the recreation of the Truman Oval Office at his presidential library, with the famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign on his desk. (The reverse of the sign says, "I'm From Missouri".) Attendees to meetings where Truman would have to make a major decision would sometimes see the president looking at the sign.
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri
Stamp issued in 1973, following Truman's death. Truman has been honored on five U.S. postage stamps, issued between 1973 and 1999.

As the newer West Wing, including the Oval Office, remained open, Truman walked to and from his work across the street each morning and afternoon.

The newly built Oval Office in 1934.

Eric Gugler

American Neoclassical architect, interior designer, sculptor and muralist.

American Neoclassical architect, interior designer, sculptor and muralist.

The newly built Oval Office in 1934.
Forum Auditorium ceiling mural (1931), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
West Wing under construction, 1934.
Location of the Oval Office in the West Wing.
Plaza, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial (1967), Washington, D.C.
Fountain, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial (1967), Washington, D.C.
Waldo Hutchins Memorial Bench (1932), Central Park, New York City
Georgia Hall (1933), Warm Springs, Georgia, with architect Henry J. Toombs
Gugler's 1934 design for the Oval Office floor was finally executed in 2005.
White House Steinway Piano (1938)
"Chip Chop" (1945), Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Harvey S. Firestone Memorial (1950), Akron, Ohio.
FDR Memorial Block (1965), National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

He was selected by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to design the Oval Office.

Dissatisfied with the size and layout of the West Wing, President Franklin D. Roosevelt engaged Gugler to redesign it in 1933.