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What the White House Looks Like Completely Gutted

The Oval Office of The White House, Totally Gutted

The White House, Totally Gutted

March Washington, D. Second floor Oval Study above Blue Room. North wall and part of floor removed for installation of steel shoring columns - Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Extreme Makover: 1950

La Maison Blanche telle qu'on la connait aujourd'hui n'a même pas 70 ans. - SCMB Images

Under the Truman administration, the interior of The White House was completely demolished for renovation, so only the shell of the house stood back, 1950 (More in comments) -- OPENPICS.

Rebuilding The White House after the fire late 1800's

Truman inherited the White House as his official residence, he was dismayed to discover its dismal state. Take a look at this renovation.

A beached German U-Boat in Hastings, England. U118 was being towed after the war (1919) when the towline broke. It was probably an eerie sight for beachgoers.

A German U-Boat, washes up on the shores of Hastings, England in 1919 after breaking loose from her moorings in a storm. She was already a surrendered war prize.

20 Historical Photos of President Harry Truman's Immense White House Renovation

President Harry Truman's White House Renovation

A view of the South Portico of the White House without scaffolding, as renovation work nears completion, 16 February

White House Renovation

Take a Look at the White House In Shell Form. Literally March The east wall of the state dining room.

Fascinating pictures of when the White House was reconstructed entirely from the inside out

America's first fixer-upper! Photos of 1950 White House reconstruction