THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Jun. 21, 1926

The White House Week

¶ Learning that further delay invited probable disaster and certainly increased repair expenditures, President Coolidge gave his consent to having the White House roof rebuilt during the summer of 1927. Cost, $350,000.

¶ In the first Congregational Church one day last week a patch of plaster dropped on the head of a woman near the President's pew, knocked her unconscious. On Sunday, services were held in Loew's Palace theatre. Again plaster gave way over one of the boxes,—fortunately such small pieces that the service was not interrupted.

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