President Harry S. Truman invited the media into the newly renovated White House to give a televised tour of the work. Representatives from NBC, CBS, and ABC accompanied the president on the tour: Bryson Rash, Frank Bourgholtzer and Walter Cronkite. This recording is a radio adaptation of that tour. In two parts.
Photograph of north face of the east terrace showing concrete underpinning at the northwest corner, during the White House renovation.
View of excavation at the northeast corner of the White House. Part of this area is to be utilized for the Fan Room, Plumber's Shop, Paint Shop, Electrician's Shop and storage space.
View from China Room looking northwest showing installation of iron work around girders and wooden forms preparatory to pouring concrete floors. This was taken during the White House renovation.
Photograph of elevator hallway to north entrance of the ground floor during the White House renovation. The carpenters are preparing wooden forms for pouring the concrete floor of this area.
Steel beams of third floor in place along south wall above Rooms 23 and 24, near the southeast corner of the second floor, during the White House renovation.
Photograph from the main corridor northeast to the main entrance of the White House showing large beams installed above the lobby.
View of the interior of the Theater looking west, during the White House renovation. All the furnishings have been removed preparatory to the removal of the east terrace for alterations and additions.
Photograph of second floor corridor to the southeast corner of the White House showing cross beams for supporting floor.
Wooden forms, wire, and iron around beams being installed preparatory to pouring concrete floor of the Servants' Dining Room, and corridor on the south. View is to the north wall of this room. This was taken during the White House renovation.