The first thing I did prior to buying the house was pull the carpet in the corners to make sure the decorative wood floors were still there. And they were!! These floors are in the dining room and living room. They are one inch planks of quarter sawn oak with the origional stain.
After I pulled the carpet, I used Murphy Oil to clean the wood floors that were very dirty. They have not seen the light of day in almost 40 years. After I cleaned them, I used Beeswax to add moisture back to the wood.I'm not sure if the floors were ever polyurithaned or not. If they had a protective coat, it is gone now.
I was soo mad when I discovered that the colonnades were removed. Basically, there were two colonnades (Bookcases with pillars) on each side of the room separating the living room from the dining room. I will have them custom built in the future.
This is what the dining room and living room looked like when I first bought the home. In this photo, I was using it as a staging area while I waited for the dumpster to arrive.