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Broken Beam under Margaret Truman's Sitting Room

Broken Beam under Margaret Truman's Sitting Room

Caption: A photograph of a split beam under the room Margaret Truman occupied as a sitting room while in the White House. From the "Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion. Photograp... more

White House Lobby During the Renovation

White House Lobby During the Renovation

Caption: Northeast view of White House Lobby from the Main corridor during the renovation. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

Renovation Work on the White House

Renovation Work on the White House

Caption: The inside of the White House, after being gutted to accomplish the renovation. Iron beams hold up the original walls of the White House, which were not replaced. Photographs Relating to the Administra... more

Construction Equipment inside the White House

Construction Equipment inside the White House

Caption: A bulldozer removing debris from the inside of the White House, during the renovation of the building. The bulldozer had to be taken apart and moved into the White House in pieces, as President Harry S... more

Second Floor Corridor of the White House

Second Floor Corridor of the White House

Caption: View showing timber construction of the White House, dating from the restoration of the White House following the destruction by British forces in August, 1814, of the north central corridor, second fl... more

West Wall of State Dining Room at the White House

West Wall of State Dining Room at the White House

Caption: View of west wall of State Dining Room. On the left is the old fireplace bricked up in 1902 when the new fireplace and mantel were erected to the north at the center of the wall. The extension of the... more

Second Floor Corridor of the White House during the Renovation

Second Floor Corridor of the White House during the Renovation

Caption: View of the north wall of the second floor corridor of the White House during the renovation. The truss work in the walls of the North Hall have been removed. Photographs Relating to the Administration... more

Dismantling a Bathtub in the White House

Dismantling a Bathtub in the White House

Caption: Two unidentified workmen are dismantling the bathtub in room B-17, in the northwest corner of the second floor of the White House during the renovation. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Fami... more

White House, Lower Corridor

White House, Lower Corridor

Caption: Photograph taken from the east entrance of the lower corridor of the White House, looking west with the East Room above. The workmen are demolishing the walls of the lower corridor. Photographs Relati... more

White House Red Room Wall

White House Red Room Wall

Caption: Design, dating from 1902, near base of the west wall of the Red Room. This photo was taken during the renovation of the White House. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Lif... more

White House Main Stairway

White House Main Stairway

Caption: View from the first floor landing to the basement during the removal of the Joliet stone steps from the main stairway of the White House. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Persona... more

Removing Debris from the Renovation of the White House

Removing Debris from the Renovation of the White House

Caption: On the left, a truck crane is lifting a 40-foot beam through the southwest window of Room 20 on the second floor of the White House. On the right, debris from the hopper is being loaded on a truck. Pho... more

Bedroom and Sitting Room of the White House during the Renovation

Bedroom and Sitting Room of the White House during the Renovation

Caption: Photograph taken in sitting room number 16 looking west into small bedroom number 17 at the northwest corner of the second floor of the White House. The studding between these rooms and the sub-floorin... more

Fireplace in the East Room of the White House

Fireplace in the East Room of the White House

Caption: View above the northeast fireplace of the East Room of the White House, taken during the renovation. Some of the brickwork was cut out in installing the water pipes. The design above on the right dates... more

East Wall of the State Dining Room of the White House during the Renovation

East Wall of the State Dining Room of the White House during the Renov...

Caption: East wall of the State Dining Room with doorways into the Red Room. The design above, uncovered when the oak paneling was removed, dates from 1902. The old fireplace, bricked up since 1902,is also seen... more

North Wall of the State Dining Room of the White House during Renovation

North Wall of the State Dining Room of the White House during Renovati...

Caption: North wall of the State Dining Room. The marks on the brick from west to east are an old stairway. In the opposite direction, the holes for supports of the later stairway, removed in 1902, can be seen... more

Official Photographer of the White House Renovation

Official Photographer of the White House Renovation

Caption: The official photographs of the renovation of the White House are being taken by Abbie Rowe, photographer, National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Mr. Rowe and the equipment used by him in ... more

Second Floor Oval Study above Blue Room during the White House Renovation

Second Floor Oval Study above Blue Room during the White House Renovat...

Caption: Two unidentified men stand in what remains of the second floor Oval Study above the Blue Room. The north wall and part of the floor have been removed for the installation of steel shoring columns. Phot... more

East Wall of the Red Room

East Wall of the Red Room

Caption: The bricks of the east wall of the Red Room, with doorways into the Blue Room, are exposed during the White House renovation. Below the arches are the bricked up doorways dating from about 1795. The ... more

Workmen Removing a Wall of the White House during the Renovation

Workmen Removing a Wall of the White House during the Renovation

Caption: Unidentified workmen are shown removing the west wall between the Rose Room and the main stairway of the White House. The whole bricks are being separated for storage. Photographs Relating to the Admi... more

Joists at Northeast Corner of the Red Room

Joists at Northeast Corner of the Red Room

Caption: These joists at the northeast corner of the Red Room were uncovered during the renovation of the White House. The joists were cut into and weakened apparently to provide space for the pipes to the bat... more

View of the Northeast Corner of the White House during the Renovation

View of the Northeast Corner of the White House during the Renovation

Caption: View of the northeast corner of the White House during renovation. Workmen are installing reinforced steel for laying of the concrete roofs of the Fan Room and other rooms in this area. Photographs Re... more

View from the Lincoln Room during the White House Renovation

View from the Lincoln Room during the White House Renovation

Caption: View from the Lincoln Room northeast into Rose Room (Room 12) and Room 11, during the White House renovation. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

North View of the White House Blue Room

North View of the White House Blue Room

Caption: North view of the White House Blue Room, towards the entrance of the White House during the White House renovation. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

Northeast View of the White House Blue Room

Northeast View of the White House Blue Room

Caption: Northeast view of the White House Blue Room during the renovation of the White House. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

Southwest View of the North Portico of the White House during the Renovation

Southwest View of the North Portico of the White House during the Reno...

Caption: The southwest view of the North Portico of the White House during the renovation. The old worn sandstone steps have been removed and will be replaced by stone steps. Photographs Relating to the Admini... more

Northeast View in the East Room during the White House Renovation

Northeast View in the East Room during the White House Renovation

Caption: Northeast view in the East Room during White House renovation. Stacks of lumber are destined to become new floorboards. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

Northeast View of the State Dining Room during the White House Renovation

Northeast View of the State Dining Room during the White House Renovat...

Caption: Northeast view of the State Dining Room during the White House renovation. Most of the paneling has been re-installed. The pilaster in the foreground is painted light green, which is to be applied to a... more

West View in the Third Floor Corridor of the White House during the Renovation

West View in the Third Floor Corridor of the White House during the Re...

Caption: West view of the third floor corridor of the White House during the renovation. Carpenters are laying finish floor of red oak in herring-bone design over sub-flooring. Photographs Relating to the Admi... more

New Steps of the South Portico Being Erected during the White House Renovation

New Steps of the South Portico Being Erected during the White House Re...

Caption: New steps of the South Portico are being erected during the White House renovation. The steps and facing are of Missouri limestone with a concrete base. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Fam... more

Southwest View of the Red Room

Southwest View of the Red Room

Caption: This is a southwest view in the Red Room during the renovation of the White House. Carpenters are laying wooden blocks in tar course preparatory to laying sub-flooring. Photographs Relating to the Adm... more

Northeast View of the State Dining Room during the White House Renovation

Northeast View of the State Dining Room during the White House Renovat...

Caption: Northeast view of the State Dining Room during the White House renovation. The carpenters are laying the quartered white oak floor in a herringbone design. Photographs Relating to the Administration, ... more

North View in Pantry on First Floor of White House During the Renovation

North View in Pantry on First Floor of White House During the Renovati...

Caption: North view inside the pantry on the first floor kitchen of the White House during the renovation. All people are unidentified. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of ... more

North View of the White House Blue Room

North View of the White House Blue Room

Caption: North view of the White House Blue Room during the White House renovation. The central door leads to the main corridor. The chartered oak floor, in herringbone design, is partially laid. Photographs ... more

View of the South Portico of the White House

View of the South Portico of the White House

Caption: A view of the South Portico of the White House is seen above without scaffolding, as renovation work nears completion. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

South View in Kitchen of White House during Renovation

South View in Kitchen of White House during Renovation

Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

Broadcast Room on Ground Floor of White House

Broadcast Room on Ground Floor of White House

Caption: The Broadcast Room on the ground floor of the White House, after the renovation. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and Personal Life of Harry S. Truman

Northeast View of the White House Blue Room

Northeast View of the White House Blue Room

Caption: Northeast view of the White House Blue Room during the White House renovation. Employees of the B. Altman Company, New York, are tacking the wall covering of blue damask with gold motif on the east si... more

Refurnishing the White House after the Renovation

Refurnishing the White House after the Renovation

Caption: Several unidentified workmen carefully hoist the F. G. Coates portrait of President Woodrow Wilson into position over the mantel in the Red Room. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and... more

Southwest View in the Kitchen of White House during Renovation

Southwest View in the Kitchen of White House during Renovation

Caption: Southeast view in the kitchen of the White House during renovation. Several African American kitchen workers can be seen. All are unidentified. Photographs Relating to the Administration, Family, and P... more

Northwest View of Second Floor Corridor of White House during the Renovation

Northwest View of Second Floor Corridor of White House during the Reno...

Caption: Northwest view of the second floor corridor into the West Sitting Room of the White House during the renovation. White House books are being replaced on shelves of new bookcases by unidentified Librar... more

President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Bess Truman Returning to the White House after the Renovation

President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Bess Truman Returning to the ...

Caption: President Harry S. Truman (foreground, right) and First Lady Bess W. Truman (foreground, second from right) are arriving at the White House to reoccupy the building after the massive renovation project... more

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