1848 View From the President’s House Tom Notable People & Places Wed Jun 26th, 2013 3 Comments This is a great print from 1848, showing the view looking south and west from the White House. Washington, from the presidents house: vue de Washington, prise de la maison du president / Washington vom hause des prasidenten gesehn Source: Library of Congress Update: Oops, the comment below is correct. This is east, not west. I should have said south and left. Amazon.com Widgets email Tags 1840s, The White House literary lady This view looks to the Capital building so it must be to the south and east. If west, what are we looking at in the distance? tenley since when is the capitol east of the white house? tenley now we have one that never works. I lived in NY for 7 years and Paris for 4, and I can’t recall any delays or single tracking as announced every day in DC.