Check out this great set of photos GoDCer Bill sent in (a while ago, sorry I’m just now posting them). The wild part is that tours passed by the front of the White House back in those days. And, I’m not talking about Pennsylvania Ave., I mean the driveway in front of the White House.
Front portico of the White House in 1956
Cars in front of the Washington Monument in 1956
Aerial view of the Jefferson Memorial in 1956
Aerial view of Federal Triangle and Old Post Office Pavilion in 1956