House Replica at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Ca.
is a 70 foot replica of the White House, which will be on
display at this location until March of 2005. Colin
& I went there on our anniversary weekend in Sept. of
2004. I thought you might like to see it, too.
scale is 1" per foot. You may notice the blue hues cast
on it. There's a very blue wall facing the display. Too bad,
because it caused this blue hue to be cast on many of the
pictures that I took. Also note that we were not allowed to
use flash. My camera adjusted for it, resulting in slower
shutter speeds. Consequently, a lot of the pictures are
somewhat blurry. I took a lot of pictures, but some were disappointing.
Here you'll see some good
ones, and some fuzzy ones, and some of them not at all.
This project was started about
40 years ago by John & Jan Zweifel, family and volunteers
as a "Gift to the people from the people" and is
continually improved upon. The limited information I have
about it is taken from a couple of postcards I picked up
there, as there were no brochures available to inform us. You
can read more facts below.
was my first experience at a presidential library, so I have
nothing to compare it with. But the library / museum was
really very impressive, and supposedly all privately funded.
about the White House in Washington, D.C.
White House Replica
laid Oct. 13, 1792
occupied Nov. 1, 1800 by President Adams
elevators & 7 staircases
43 years to build
680,000 man hours in construction
since 1975, viewed by over 49 million
1" = 1 Ft. Sq.
1 million $ invested in research and
with the same materials and paints as the
385 showings in all 50 states and 385
around the world