Friday, May 28, 2010
President’s House Project (PA)
In the 1790s, The nation’s first capital was located at 6th & Market Streets in Center City, Philadelphia: and the home of George and Martha Washington -- theirs was the biggest house in town. Nine enslaved Africans were among the approximately 24 individuals who served George Washington and his family and staff at the President's House. Today we are learning that the foundation of the first presidential oval office, which originated at this house, survives. Archeologists continue to discover evidence from the new nation — evidence thought to be long lost.