One Man's Dream
For John Zweifel a dream of sixteen years—a dream to create an authentic replica of the White House as a gift to his country—was realized on December 18, 1975. On this date, Mr. and Mrs. Zweifel unveiled the hand carved White House Replica for President and Mrs. Gerald Ford at the "Pageant of Peace" in Washington, D.C.
Years of painstaking research, compiled and documented, preceded the over 200,000 man hours necessary to build this rare model art treasure. Solid white columns, the gleaming facade, and the splendid porticos of the White House are now captured for the first time in a genuine reproduction. Extending sixty feet from its West to East Wing, every detail of the stately mansion is faithfully recreated on a one-inch to one-foot scale.
Now, the dream and the labor of love is to be shared with thousands of Americans. It is certain to create a better understanding and to instill immense pride in our rich American heritage.
The Evergreen Merchants Council
requests the honor of your presence
at the press preview tour of
The White House Miniature
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday the ninth of June
nineteen-hundred and seventy-eight
at two o'clock in the afternoon
in Evergreen Square
at Evergreen Plaza located at
95th Street and South Western Avenue
please present invitation