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The White House, completely gutted

Published: Feb 28 2013 12:05:11 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 12:08:25 PM EST

Go inside the White House when it was completely gutted in the 1940s to save it from collapse.

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When Harry Truman became president, he inherited a White House that was structurally unsound and in danger of collapse. Between 1949 and 1952, Truman moved out while the White House was completely gutted, leaving only the outer walls around a shell, as seen here.

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