Harry Truman National Historic Site Visitor Center
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site map
The Harry Truman National Historic Site Visitor Center is the former Independent Fire Sation No. 1, which was built in 1928.
Backstory and Context
The fire station replaced a smaller, older station. Local architect Hal Wheelock designed it (and other buildings in the city). The new firehouse also became home to the new 750 gallon American La France fire trucks. Several decades later, the station was no longer adequate and the fire department moved out. For a time, it was used as a community theater and then in the 1970s it housed municipal offices. The National Park Service became the new tenant in 1983 after the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site was created.
"History & Culture." National Park Service - Harry Truman National Historic Site. Accessed May 7, 2019. https://www.nps.gov/hstr/learn/historyculture/index.htm.
Photo and Map: National Park Service