George Washington never lived there
Via Library of Congress
In 1791, our founding father and first U.S. president chose the site where the White House would be built and also approved its final design. On October 13, 1792, the cornerstone was laid and a group of Freemasons began construction. President Washington, whose term ended in 1797 and who died in 1799, never had the opportunity to live in the “presidential palace.” President John Adams and his wife Abigail moved into the unfinished house in 1800, becoming the nation’s first First Couple to live there. The building and grounds are sprawled across 18 acres. Here are some more fascinating facts about George Washington.