Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site Article

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Harry S Truman Birthplace
State Historic Site
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Map showing the location of Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Location in Missouri
Map showing the location of Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Harry S Truman Birthplace
State Historic Site (the US)
Location Lamar, Barton, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 37°29′43″N 94°16′16″W / 37.49528°N 94.27111°W / 37.49528; -94.27111
HARRY S TRUMAN BIRTHPLACE STATE HISTORIC SITE Latitude and Longitude:

37°29′43″N 94°16′16″W / 37.49528°N 94.27111°W / 37.49528; -94.27111
Area2.51 acres (1.02 ha) [1]
Established1957 [2]
Governing bodyMissouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Harry Truman Birthplace Memorial
LocationN corner, 11th St. and Truman Ave., Lamar, Missouri
Coordinates 37°29′43″N 94°16′16″W / 37.49528°N 94.27111°W / 37.49528; -94.27111
AreaLess than one acre
Builtc. 1881 (1881)
Built byBlethroad, Simon
NRHP reference # 69000089
Added to NRHPJune 23, 1969

The Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is a state-owned property in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, preserving the ​1 12-story childhood home of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. The future president was born here on May 8, 1884, in the downstairs southwest bedroom. The home was purchased by the state in 1957 and dedicated as a historic site in 1959 at a ceremony attended by Truman himself. [3] [4] The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. [5]

References

  1. ^ "Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site: Data Sheet" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. November 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Martha L. Kusiak (April 1969). "Harry Truman Birthplace Memorial" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Harry Truman Birthplace Memorial". NPGallery. National Park Service. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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