green room

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Green room

With its intimate size, green silk-covered walls and early 19th-century American furniture, the Green Room is a favorite White House parlor.

the green room

In 1862, Willie Lincoln died in the White House of typhoid fever, and his grieving parents placed his open casket in the Green Room. An account of the time stated that Mrs. Lincolnnever again entered the room.

Throughout much of its existence, the Green Room has served as a parlor for teas and receptions. Here, Frances Cleveland held her first White House reception, and Edith Roosevelt received guests before the Friday musicales and concerts held in the adjoining East Room.