Harry S Truman National Historic Site


223 Main St
Independence, MO 64050
Main> 816-254-2720
Secondary Number> 816-254-9929

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Anthony Theobald
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Sep 5, 2011
Wallace House (also called the Truman Home), 219 North Delaware Street, Independence, Missouri, would be the home of Harry S Truman, after his marriage to Bess Wallace, on 28 June 1919 until his death on 26 December 1972. Bess Truman's maternal grandfather, George Porterfield Gates, built the house over a period of years from 1867 to 1895 The best tim to visit is in January & February. Plan on being here at 8:30 AM if you want to take the guided tour.We did; and it is a real treat to see how the Truman's lived. Truman is probably one of the few Presidents who never owned his own home prior to his time in office. He would live with family members in his early life, then the Wallace House, rented apartments and houses in Washington (including 4701 Connecticut Avenue), Blair House (the official state visitors residence), and the White House, but it was not until July 1953, following his term of office and the December 1952 death of Madge Gates Wallace, that Harry and Bess Truman purchased the home at 219 North Delaware Street.
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Anthony Theobald
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Sep 5, 2011
nps.gov/hstr for full information.

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