All done with great respect for previous residents and our history rather than to impress peers with gaudiness.

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Monday, April 25, 2016 3:41 PM

Subject: A Bit Of Relatively Unknown History–  President Truman

I hope you find this as fascinating as I did—quite a remarkable feat—we owe this Missourian a debt of gratitude for sure!

This is all new information to me, and I found it quite interesting. This White House renovation took place in 22 months and was so extensive that it literally “gutted” the original structure. Truman truly understood the significance of this centerpiece of our country – unlike many others following – and actually resided outside the White House for 22 months so the work could be accomplished. That it was accomplished for just $5.4 million is simply amazing.

The 33rd President of the United States , Harry S. Truman, moved into the White House in 1945. To his surprise and dismay, the house had serious problems. Not only was it drafty and creaky, it was downright…

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