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Erected on the southeast corner of Lexington and Lynn Streets as a temporary home for Jackson County Government. This building has housed functions of the Jackson County Court as late as 1932 under Judge Harry S. Truman.
In 1895 John and Martha Truman bought this house, built about 1886. Harry S. Truman (1884 - 1972) spent his boyhood here. The family moved in 1902. Later additions have greatly altered the original appearance of the house.
The Eternal Flame of Freedom in this courtyard is dedicated to the memory of President and Legionnaire Harry S. Truman on the 72nd anniversary of the American Legion
Designed for Harvey M. Vaile, operator of Star Mail routes, by Asa Cross of Kansas City, this Second Empire style house was described in 1881 as "one of the most costly and beautiful residences" in the county. Listed on the National Register of Hi…
Born May 8, 1884 Lamar, MissouriDied December 26, 1972Married June 28, 1919DaughterBorn February 17, 1924JudgeEastern DistrictJackson CountyJan. 1, 1923 - Jan 1, 1925Presiding JudgeJackson CountyJan. 1, 1927 - Jan. 1, 1935United States SenatorMiss…
In 1910, while visiting his aunt "Ella" Noland, Harry Truman seized the opportunity to return a cake plate to the Wallaces, beginning his courtship with Bess.
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1861 - 1865 C * S * A
Sacred to The Memory of The Soldiers of THE CONFEDERACY
This site overlooks the old "neck," the African-American neighborhood razed during Urban Renewal and replaced with McCoy Park. Many prominent families were served by residents of this community.
Harry S. TrumanHistoric Districthas been designated aNational Historic LandmarkThis site possesses national significancein commemorating the history of theUnited States of AmericaNational Park ServiceUnited States Department of the Interior
This building has been erected by the gifts of American citizens in all walks of life and the generosity of the City of Independence and of the contractors who built it for the purpose of preserving the papers of President Harry S. Truman and furt…