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White House West Wing

White House West Wing

White House West Wing is at bottom of this picture with White House in the center.

Oval Office and Presidential staff work in the West Wing.

President Theodore Roosevelt had a "temporary" office building constructed in 1902 to separate his office from the living quarters, where his wife and six children lived.

Until then, what is now the Treaty Room on second floor of White House was at times the Cabinet Room or President's Office.

Following Christmas Eve fire in 1929, renovations and restoration displaced Herbert Hoover for several months while new and improved facilities were built.

In 1934 Oval Office was moved to its current location on southeast corner, over-looking Rose Garden.

In 1940's, building became known as "West Wing."