This house was built in 1890 to house naval officers from the nearby submarine base. The house was used by an American President of the USA since December 1912. During the First World War, Thomas Edison stayed here to conduct 41 successful underwater weapons experiments in six months. During the Second World War, the building remained command headquarters. President Truman spent 175 days of his presidency in the Little White House. Other Presidents in the post-Truman era used this house as well.
The Little White House served as the Naval Station commandant's house until March 1974, when the submarine base was closed due to the Navy's conversion from diesel to nuclear submarines. On February 12 of that year, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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