Cane Garden, located in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, is an example of a small, classical Palladian Villa, which in this case also happens to have a strong resemblance to the White House (or at least a miniature version). Built in 1784, Cane Garden was extensively remodeled in the 1820s in the newly fashionable classical style, with columns added on both the front and back sides of the home.

Cane Garden’s similarity to the White House might not be totally coincidental. Dr. William Thornton, one of the architects of the White House and a close friend to Thomas Jefferson, was a native of the Virgin Islands. He returned for a visit about the time that Cane Garden was built and could have served as a consultant or taste arbiter on the project.

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