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Inside the White House - Part Four

Map RoomThe Map Room is so-named because it was used by President Franklin Roosevelt as a situation room from which to follow the course of World War II. It now serves as a private meeting
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Map Room



The Map Room is so-named because it was used by President Franklin Roosevelt as a situation room from which to follow the course of World War II.



It now serves as a private meeting room for the president or the first lady. But until 1929, it had historically been used as a billiard room by many presidents, and occasionally for doctors' visits.