The House from a circa 1907-15 postcard
The White House from a 1907 postcard, showing the similarity with Leinster House.
Built / Designed For: James FitzGerald, 20th Earl of Kildare
House & Family History: It is generally agreed that architect James Hoban used Leinster House as the model for The White House, Washington.
Title: White House: The History of An American Idea, The
Author: Seale, William
Year Published: 1992
Publisher: Washington, DC: The American Institute of Architects Press
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Unknown
Park Listed: Unknown
Past Seat / Home of: Lieutenant-General James FitzGerald, 20th Earl of Kildare, later 1st Marquess of Kildare and 1st Duke of Leinster, 18th century.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Other
Ownership Details: Since 1922 the Oireachtas Éireann, the Irish Parliament.
House Open to Public: By Appointment
Historic Houses Member: No