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Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Truman House

 
 
Truman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
1. Truman House Marker
Inscription.  
Built about 1867 by George Porterfield Gates, a mill owner. President Harry S. Truman and his wife, Bess Wallace Truman, granddaughter of Gates, made this their home from the time of their marriage in 1919. The "Summer White House" from 1945 to 1953.
 
Erected 1976 by American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Independence.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Spirit of ’76, America’s Bicentennial Celebration series list.
 
Location. 39° 5.633′ N, 94° 25.418′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street and Truman Road (Missouri Route 12), on the right when traveling north on Delaware Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 Delaware Street, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph T. Noland House (within shouting distance of this marker);
Truman House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
2. Truman House and Marker
Gingko Tree (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away); Noel House (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCoy House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sawyer-Jennings House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Truman Library and Museum. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Truman House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
3. Truman House
Truman House National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
4. Truman House National Historic Site Marker
North Facade of Truman House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
5. North Facade of Truman House
From across Truman Road.
House Across Delaware Street from Truman House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
6. House Across Delaware Street from Truman House
At SW Corner of Truman Road and Delaware Street, this was the headquarters for the Secret Service detail assigned to protect the Trumans following the JFK assassination.
Truman Silhouette on Back of Independence MO Directional Signs image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
7. Truman Silhouette on Back of Independence MO Directional Signs
Silhouette of Harry reminiscent of his daily walks through town following his return to Independence. Looking east along Truman Road near Delaware Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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