Interior Photos of White House Renovation

We found these great photos at the National Archives. These document the major renovation project undertaken during President Truman’s administration.

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White House lobby - December 27th, 1949
White House lobby – December 27th, 1949
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Second floor corridor - February 9th, 1950
Second floor corridor – February 9th, 1950 
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interior shell of the White House - May 15th, 1950
interior shell of the White House – May 15th, 1950
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bedroom and sitting room - February 27th, 1950
bedroom and sitting room – February 27th, 1950
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second floor oval study - March 9th, 1950
second floor oval study – March 9th, 1950
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view from Lincoln bedroom - January 23rd, 1951
view from Lincoln bedroom – January 23rd, 1951
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interior shell of the White House - 1950
interior shell of the White House – 1950
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construction equipment inside the White House - 1950
construction equipment inside the White House – 1950
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lower corridor of the White House - February 15th, 1950
lower corridor of the White House – February 15th, 1950
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main White House staircase - February 23rd, 1950
main White House staircase – February 23rd, 1950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: U.S. National Archives

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • M_B_G

    Renovation? Total gut rehabilitation!

    • Tom

      this is what someone would do to flip the house 😉