Client
Independence National Historical Park
Project
The President's House
Project Type

The President’s House project commemorates the house at 6th and Market Streets where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived

from 1780 to 1800. In this house the presidents were making decisions that shaped the executive branch of government, and here President Washington kept nine slaves. Selected in a nationwide competition, the Kelly/Maiello design marks the footprint of the original building and includes architectural elements of the house, such as entrance portal, fireplaces, ceremonial bay window and kitchen. The final design includes a glass enclosure through which visitors can view archaeological fragments of the original house discovered during site excavation.

ph pix ppl frnt of glass cube rdg panel maipres21 a
ph pix brick and glass encl no ppl maipres06 b
ph pix view to vis ctr maipres01 edit1
president house plan detailed edit 1
ph pix close up glass encl ppl maipres05 edit1
maipres14
maipres15
ph pix eye level ppl walking maipres03

 

Photo/Image credits:  Halkin | Mason Photography