1848 View From the President’s House Notable People & Places Wed Jun 26th, 2013 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. Tags 1840s, The White House Related Posts Old U.S. Naval Observatory in Foggy Bottom Wed Jul 9th, 2014 Tom Amazing Photo of Washington Monument Apex Mon Jun 30th, 2014 Tom The Greatest Commencement Addresses in Washington, DC, Ever Mon Jun 16th, 2014 Sam E. J.P. Morgan in Front of the Capitol Tue May 27th, 2014 Tom 1910s Night Photo of Washington Monument Tue May 27th, 2014 Tom Ladies’ Waiting Room in Union Station Thu May 22nd, 2014 Tom 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.