Cross Hall History

The Cross Hall, 1992, looking west (HABS)

The Cross Hall, 1992, looking east (HABS)

The Cross Hall, circa 1990 (White House Historical Association)

The Carters escort Deng Xiaoping toward the East Room in 1979 (Carter Library)

The Fords escort the emperor and empress of Japan toward the East Room in 1975 (NARA)

Tricia Nixon poses in the Cross Hall in her wedding dress in 1971 (NARA)

Lyndon Johnson in the Hall in 1964 (Johnson Library)

President Kennedy with Prince Albert of Belgium in 1963 (Corbis - Bettmann)

The Cross Hall, circa 1957, looking south into the Blue Room (Eisenhower Library)

The Cross Hall, circa 1956, looking east (Eisenhower Library)

The Cross Hall in 1952, looking east (Truman Library - Abbie Rowe)

The Cross Hall under construction in 1951, looking west (Truman Library - Abbie Rowe)

The Entrance Hall before the Truman reconstruction in 1947 (Truman Library)

The Cross Hall soon after it was renovated, circa 1903

The Cross Hall around 1898, looking east (Singleton - Story of the White House)

The Cross Hall being put to use for a state dinner in 1898, looking west (Library of Congress - Frances Benjamin Johnston)

The old west staircase before the remodeling under Theodore Roosevelt made this part of the State Dining Room, circa 1890

The old west staircase before the remodeling under Theodore Roosevelt, looking west, circa 1890

Illustration of the Clevelands leaving the White House for their honeymoon in 1886 (Harper's Weekly)

The Cross Hall, looking east, circa 1885 [stereo] (New York Public Library)