• Harry S Truman National Historic Site

    Harry S Truman

    National Historic Site Missouri

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Historic Resource Study

Farm Roots and Family Ties: Historic Resource Study

This study covers the history and significance of the Harry S Truman Farm Home in Grandview, MO, the Frank and George Wallace homes in Independence, and the Noland House in Independence. All floor plans have been removed for security reasons.

Table of Contents (353 KB)

Part I: Truman Farm in Grandview
Chapter 1: Solomon and Harriet Young: Their World (736 KB)
Chapter 2: Harry S Truman and the Truman Family (528 KB)
Chapter 3: Harry S Truman: His Years on the Young-Truman Farm (1.06 MB)
Chapter 4: Truman's Grandview Farming and Political Success (864 KB)
Chapter 5: The Grandview Farm, 1917-1940 (684 KB)
Chapter 6: The Farm Repurchased, Restored and Made Public (832 KB)

Part II: Noland and Wallace Properties in Independence
Chapter 7: Nineteenth-Century Independence and Moore's Addition (1.5 MB)
Chapter 8: Noland Family and House, 1847-1923 (1.39 MB)
Chapter 9: Noland-Haukenberry House, 1923-1986 (1.36 MB)
Chapter 10: The Wallace and Gates Families in Independence (610 KB)
Chapter 11: Frank & Natalie Ott Wallace Family and House, 1915-1991 (1.39 MB)
Chapter 12: George and May Southern Wallace Family and House, 1916-1991 (1.53 MB)
Appendicies (126 KB)
Bibliography (5.23 MB)
National Register Nomination (4.4 MB)
Index (223 KB)

Did You Know?

Truman looking at a speech. Credit: Truman Library

After his retirement from the presidency, President Truman had difficulty adjusting and accepting his diminished role in politics. He had to come to terms with the fact that it was no longer “his turn.” Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Missouri