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James Hoban

22 November 2011

1794 – Design for Executive Mansion, Washington DC

Architect: James Hoban Hoban’s final Executive Mansion design. The earlier design of a three-story residence was modified at the request of then President George Washington for reasons of economy. His design is believed...

06 June 2009

Hoban, James (1762-1831)

James Hoban was born in Desart, near Callan, County Kilkenny. Having studied architecture at the Dublin Society School, he emigrated to the United States and soon established himself as an architect in Philadelphia....

01 May 2009

White House architect returns to Dublin

Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne launches a new exhibition “╦ťJames Hoban, Architect of the White House’, at City Hall, Dame Street at 10am on Friday 1st May. The exhibition looks at the life and...

06 October 2008

Memorial garden for for White House architect

A memorial garden has been opened to commemorate the Irish-born architect who designed and built the White House in Washington DC. More than 20 White House officials travelled to the opening of the...

07 August 2008

Memorial to Irish architect of White House unveiled in Kilkenny

A memorial to the Kilkenny-born architect of the White House, James Hoban, is being unveiled this evening, 100 yards from his birthplace near Callan. The structure, commemorating 250 years since the architect’s birth,...