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Mr. Truman's Renovation: North Portico

Mr. Truman's Renovation: North Portico

Photographer
Abbie Rowe
Date of Work
July 11, 1950
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Credit
National Park Service

Mr. Truman's Renovation: North Portico

The North Portico excavation, July 11, 1950, showing the areaway that had ventilated and lighted the ground floor rooms since the house was built. The ruins in the foreground are underground storage rooms dug out in the 1930s. Truman replaced these with a larger undergound service area that today houses both gardening staff and a bowling alley, all under the north lawn.

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