Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site

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Harry S Truman Birthplace
State Historic Site
Missouri State Historic Site
Harry S Truman Birthplace SHS 20150715-8218.jpg
Country United States
State Missouri
County Barton County
City Lamar
Coordinates 37°29′43″N 94°16′16″W / 37.49528°N 94.27111°W / 37.49528; -94.27111Coordinates: 37°29′43″N 94°16′16″W / 37.49528°N 94.27111°W / 37.49528; -94.27111
Area 2.51 acres (1 ha) [1]
State purchase 1957 [2]
 - Dedication 1959
Management Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website: Harry S Truman Birthplace
State Historic Site
Harry Truman Birthplace Memorial
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is located in Missouri
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is located in the US
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Location N corner, 11th St. and Truman Ave., Lamar, Missouri
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1881 (1881)
Built by Blethroad, Simon
NRHP Reference # 69000089[3]
Added to NRHP June 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.[4][5]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Missouri State Park Advisory Board Annual Report 2008". Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "State Park Land Acquisition Summary". Missouri State Parks. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Harry Truman Birthplace Memorial". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site". Missouri State Parks. Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ Martha L. Kusiak (April 1969). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Harry Truman Birthplace Memorial" (PDF). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 

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