Keeping the President Cool.

December 14, 2008 at 5:43 pm | Posted in Historical | 1 Comment
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Sleeping porch on the roof of the White House Erected during the Taft Administration.

Sleeping porch on the roof of the White House Erected during the Taft Administration.

The Solarium, or Sun Room, was added to the White House in the early 20th century by William Howard Taft in the form of a “Sleeping Porch” to give the first family a cool place to sleep on hot nights. It was improved in 1927 when the third floor was expanded, and Grace Coolidge called it the “Sky Parlor.” It was redesigned again in the 1952 Truman reconstruction and now includes a kitchenette.

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