The Eisenhower Executive Office Building is located next to the West Wing, and houses a majority of offices for White House staff. Originally built for the State, War and Navy Departments between 1871 and 1888, the EEOB is an impressive building that commands a unique position in both our national history and architectural heritage.
Designed by Supervising Architect of the Treasury Alfred Mullett, the granite, slate and cast iron exterior makes the EEOB one of America’s best examples of the French Second Empire style of architecture. It took 17 years for Mullett’s masterpiece to finally be completed.
When reviewing this tour of the EEOB, please think about the following questions (to find these answers, you should click on the tabs within the tour):
1. Where is the EEOB located?
2. When was the first White House web site unveiled?
3. Who was the first wife of a VP to have an office in the building?
4. When was the building listed as a National Historic Landmark?
5. How many original rooms were in the EEOB?
6. What types of materials were used in the construction of the EEOB?
7. What types of symbolism can be found in the design of the EEOB?
8. How long did it take to construct the entire EEOB?
9. How large of a plot does the EEOB take up in DC?
10. Who was the EEOB named after?