Linda Morley & I were both tickled to see this article in the Washington Post Metro section yesterday featuring the White House Lantern: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/edisons-bright-idea-lights-up-the-white-house/2013/01/05/8bfc8258-55ea-11e2-bf3e-76c0a789346f_story.html
I even learned a thing or two about this lantern ~ most notably that they replaced the electric candelabra inside with an LED cluster in 2008, making it much more energy efficient. I imagine they were getting tired of changing light bulbs that high up! I also did not realize it had been hanging there since 1902 ~ amazing!
And another fun fact for you ~ the lantern is even depicted via Legos in their White House set! (Yes, I have 2 young boys who love Legos, and yes, they have put this one together.)
|Look closely ~ can you see it right there in the portico?|