United States Presidential Oval Offices – Taft through Obama

So I was a little bored over the weekend when I began wondering what the oval office looked like for each President. Given that today is inauguration day, I thought it would be most appropriate to post.

Little did I know that the Oval Office was created in 1909 during William H. Taft’s presidency when the West Wing was added to the White House. Overall, most Presidents’ seem to keep the same basic configuration, while fiddling with the different decor and color schemes. By far the most different was the red carpet of John F. Kennedy. The other odd thing I noticed was that some desks (like Nixon’s) have extremely large amounts of square-footage, possibly a precursor to today’s multiple monitor computer desktops.