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

Fire Station No. 1

Truman Historic Walking Tour Stop 1

 
 
Fire Station No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
1. Fire Station No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  
Fire Station No. 1 operated here from 1907 to 1972. This current building, constructed in 1927, housed fire equipment on the first floor with sleeping quarters and a kitchen above.
 
Erected by City of Independence and the National Park Service. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 5.616′ N, 94° 24.932′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Truman Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is in the sidewalk in front of Fire Station No. 1, now home to the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 North Main 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. Jackson County Marshal's House and Jail Museum (a few steps from this marker); Second Battle of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); Twyman Hotel - Kenton House (within shouting
Fire Station No. 1 Marker in Sidewalk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
2. Fire Station No. 1 Marker in Sidewalk
distance of this marker); Truman's First Job (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clinton's Drugstore (about 300 feet away); Jackson County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Historic Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Second Baptist Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Harry S. Truman National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Truman Historic Walking Tour. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Harry S. Truman. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Fire Station No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2010
3. Fire Station No. 1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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