Interior Photos of Truman Reconstruction of White House

Truman Reconstruction of the White House between 1949 and 1952. See interior photos of the renovation project

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

White House lobby

White House lobby - December 27th, 1949
White House lobby – December 27th, 1949

Second floor corridor

Second floor corridor - February 9th, 1950
Second floor corridor – February 9th, 1950 

Interior shell of the White House

interior shell of the White House - May 15th, 1950
interior shell of the White House – May 15th, 1950

Bedroom and sitting room

bedroom and sitting room - February 27th, 1950
bedroom and sitting room – February 27th, 1950

Second floor oval study

second floor oval study - March 9th, 1950
second floor oval study – March 9th, 1950

View from Lincoln bedroom

view from Lincoln bedroom - January 23rd, 1951
view from Lincoln bedroom – January 23rd, 1951

Interior shell of the White House

interior shell of the White House - 1950
interior shell of the White House – 1950

Construction equipment inside the White House

construction equipment inside the White House - 1950
construction equipment inside the White House – 1950

Lower corridor of the White House

lower corridor of the White House - February 15th, 1950
lower corridor of the White House – February 15th, 1950

Main White House staircase

main White House staircase - February 23rd, 1950
main White House staircase – February 23rd, 1950

Source: U.S. National Archives

 

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