Quiz: White House History How much do you know about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? March 20, 2009 Comments SHARE Who was the first president to live in the White House? George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson James Madison What year was the White House set on fire by a British army? 1814 1824 1834 1844 Which president spent much of his presidency living in Blair House while the White House was being renovated? Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Dwight Eisenhower John Kennedy How many rooms are in the White House? 54 108 132 166 Which of the following facilities is not available at the White House? A swimming pool A bowling lane A movie theater An ice skating rink The Oval Office was created during which president's administration? William Howard Taft's Woodrow Wilson's Warren Harding's Calvin Coolidge's How much did it cost initially to build the White House? $96,436 $232,372 $480,964 $602,589 Approximately how much floor space does the White House contain? 25,000 square feet 40,000 square feet 55,000 square feet 70,000 square feet Which first lady has a garden on the White House grounds named after her? Dolley Madison Eleanor Roosevelt Jacqueline Kennedy Lady Bird Johnson Click here for the answers.