November 26, 2012 07:00 PM EST Cincinnati


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US Piece of Wood Taken From White House In 1950

This piece of wood measures 39 x 1.25" has a small brass plaque that states it was taken from the white house during the renovation of 1950. Irritated by the rejection of his West Wing expansion, in 1948, Truman decided to add a balcony to the South Portico at the second-floor level using money already allotted for White House maintenance. A great deal of public objection was raised, but this time the president had the money to complete the project without relying on Congress, and the balcony was constructed according to plan in 1950.

Condition:Very good.

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$212
11/27/2012

 

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