Wallpaper in the White House? We got it!

Real Estate

Beauty and Elegance, with Old World Charm surround this estate.  The tree lined, private, gated driveway is just the beginning.  As this Majestic Home comes into view it takes you back in time.  In the 1920s’ Jacob and Sarah Eisenhart lived in York, PA. However, Jacob’s business, Eisenhart Wallcoverings, was located in Hanover, PA. They loved the beauty of the land here and built this beautiful home.

From the moment you step inside the Marble Entryway, there is no doubt that this home is a masterpiece.  The home boasts original Bow Tie hardwood floors throughout the first level, the majestic Living Room with the original Chandelier, and the Dining Room with original wall sconces and the original wallpaper called “Scenes from North America” which was brought over from France. 

The Eisenharts’ owned this property until the early 1960s when it was purchased by the Henry and Elizabeth Thornton. It was during that time that a representative from President Kennedy’s administration approached the owners about purchasing the wallpaper in the dining room for the White House.  He did not sell it to them, however they found another:

 "During the presidency of John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on recommendation of historian Henry Francis du Pont had an antique copy of the panoramic wallpaper Vues de l'Amérique du Nord, (designed in 1843, per the Zuber et Cie website) installed in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.[2] The wallpaper had been on the walls of a parlor in the Federal period Jones House in Maryland until 1961 when the house was demolished for a grocery store. Just before the demolition, the wallpaper was salvaged and sold to the White House. As with many 18th century wallpapers, this panorama is designed to be hung above a dado"  Zuber and Cie's Scenes from North America are a beauty, unique feature of the diningroom.  Quote source:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuber_%26_Cie

First Lady Jaczueline Kennedy featured the wallpaper in the first ever televised tour of the White House. Take a look:

 

See our ABC27 "Good Day PA"" segment featturing this home and the wallpaper!

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