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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.

  • Architect: Richard Castle (Cassels)

    Date: 1745-48
    Designed: House for James FitzGerald, Earl of Kildare

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  • 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
    ISBN: 1558350489
    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

    Website: http://www.oireachtas.ie

    Historic Houses Member: No