This photo of the White House family kitchen is from 1992…but if you jump onto this White House Museum page, you can see the kitchen when it was first installed in the private family quarters area by and for Jackie Kennedy. And glory be, it sure looks like her cabinets were Geneva’s. I can tell by the cabinet pulls — you can just barely see that they have the white plastic recess piece that gets hard and cracked and discolored and is in great demand by retro renovators today. There’s also a cool photo of Gerald Ford with a harvest gold stove in the background — but by then, the steel cabinets were out, and wood cabinets were in. Hey, where have we heard that story before. Before the Kennedys converted the space to a kitchen, the room had been a guest room and bedroom. The Clintons converted it to a family room. (Photo: Historic American Buildings Survey/HABS.)
The White House family kitchen: Jackie Kennedy had Geneva metal cabinets!
Posted by: September 4, 2009•