Remarkably Retro
The White House was completely gutted and redone inside from 1948 through 1952. The 150 year old building’s interior was replaced with an exact duplicate, supported by a modern steel frame at a cost of $5.4 million.

The White House was completely gutted and redone inside from 1948 through 1952. The 150 year old building’s interior was replaced with an exact duplicate, supported by a modern steel frame at a cost of $5.4 million.

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  11. nelsoncarpenter said: Margaret Truman was palying a recital and the leg of the piano on which she was playing actually crashed through to the floor below. They realized something had to be done and moved the Trumans across the street to whatever-the-hotel is.
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