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  • The White House, model or copy of the Rastignac Castle

    During In this period of change of occupant of the White House, it's interesting to post a thread about the White House.





    Chateau Rastignac was built at the Beginning of XIX century by Marquis Pierre Chapt de Rastignac. It's Nicknmaed the White house the Dordogne.
    But is it a copy or the Model of the White House?


    à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

    Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
    (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

  • #2
    That's easy. Just look up the date when the French one was built.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
      That's easy. Just look up the date when the French one was built.

      if it was so easy, I wouldn't ask that question.
      à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

      Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
      (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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      • #4
        The White House was built Between 1792 and 1800, 20 years before the Chateau de Rastignac. In 1814 it was set on fire by British troops when they invaded Washington.

        à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

        Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
        (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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        • #5
          the rebuilding the White House in 1814 , and the the South Portico of it, could be the copy of Chateau de Rastignac.


          wikipedia:The semi-circular Ionic portico of the Château de Rastignac is frequently compared with Maison carrée d'Arlac and the South Portico of the White House, and there have been speculations about the possible influences of one house on the other. Though James Hoban, the original White House architect, did not visit the region, the third American president, Thomas Jefferson (who had conducted architectural revisions of the White House[1]) did visit the region and meet architect Salat earlier, while serving as United States ambassador to France.
          à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

          Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
          (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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          • #6
            the White House and Rastignac Castle had a similar history, the castle was also set on fire (by SS troops in retribution against the French resistance in 1944)

            It has been Rebuilt and you can rent it for 1000 $ a month

            http://www.dordognemaison.com/forsal...&id=2&lang=eng
            à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

            Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
            (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PGT Beauregard View Post
              The White House was built Between 1792 and 1800, 20 years before the Chateau de Rastignac. In 1814 it was set on fire by British troops when they invaded Washington.
              Partially in revenge for the American plundering and burning of York (Toronto) the year before. This is not always mentioned.
              Between April 28 and 30, 1813, American troops carried out many acts of plunder. Some of them set fire to the buildings of the Legislative Assembly. It was alleged that the American troops had found a scalp there, though folklore had it that the "scalp" was actually the Speaker's wig. The Parliamentary mace of Upper Canada was taken back to Washington and was only returned in 1934 as a goodwill gesture by President Franklin Roosevelt. The Printing Office, used for publishing official documents as well as newspapers, was vandalized and the printing press was smashed. Other Americans looted empty houses on the pretext that their absent owners were militia who had not given their parole as required by the articles of capitulation. The homes of Canadians connected with the Natives, including that of James Givins, were also looted regardless of their owners' status.
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle...urning_of_York

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PGT Beauregard View Post
                The White House was built Between 1792 and 1800, 20 years before the Chateau de Rastignac. In 1814 it was set on fire by British troops when they invaded Washington.

                But the original did not look like the French version, did it? This is the way it looked in 1814, without the curve portico.

                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Half, maybe ...

                  ... but anyone who's actually seen the White House knows it actually has what can be described as 2 fronts:

                  This is the front, i.e. the southern facade with a semi-circular portico, faces The Ellipse,



                  and so is this, i.e. the northern facade with a columned portico, facing Lafayette Square, on Pennsylvania Ave.
                  Last edited by Marmat; 19 Nov 16, 15:43.
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