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Independence to Dedicate New Historic Landmark District Plaque
April 29, 2013

The Independence Heritage Commission will dedicate a new plaque at 12 noon on Saturday, May 4 to recognize the expansion of the Harry S. Truman National Historic Landmark District. The dedication will take place at the southwest corner of North Main Street and Truman Road. The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Jon Taylor, professor of history at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

The Harry S. Truman National Historic Landmark District was originally established in 1972 and contained around 100 buildings, primarily along the Delaware Street corridor. In 2011, the District was expanded to include about 20 blocks of Independence, including the area around The Square. The District recognizes the built environment that Truman experienced as a resident of Independence before, during and after his presidency.

National Historic Landmark is an honorary designation given to a select group of properties to recognize exceptional places throughout the country significant to the history of the nation. The Harry S. Truman National Historic Landmark District honors the community which contributed much to the life of the president.

For more information, contact Historic Preservation Manager Heather Carpini at (816) 325-7419 or

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