Wyeth modeled the new president's office after the White House's original oval-shaped Blue Room. Before moving to the president's house in Philadelphia in 1791, George Washington ordered that the straight rear walls of the principal two rooms be rebuilt into a semi-circular form, or bows.
The winner was an architect named Nathan C. Wyeth, who designed a new office for the President. The shape of this new office was oval and it was inspired by the original oval-shaped Blue Room of the White House.. The guests entered the room, and walked up to the President who was standing near the fireplace.
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Oval office definition, the office of the president of the United States, located in. An Americanism dating back to 1960â€“65; so called from the shape of the room.