9. The White House Has A Twin
The Leinster House was built between 1745-1747 and is located in Ireland. It is called the ‘mini White House’. It is widely thought that James Hoban, the architect who designed the White House, perhaps saw the sketches and drawing plans for the Leinster House before he submitted his own draft for the ‘design the Presidential residence’ contest President George Washington was holding. There is also the possibility that he was inspired by the Aran a Uachtarain, also just called the Aran. The Aran is the home of Ireland’s President.
James Hoban grew up in Ireland. He studied in Ireland. After his White House design won, he opted to stay in America. He enjoyed a rather illustrious, successful career in architecture and design.