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Harry S. Truman Farm Home, Grandview

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The Harry S. Truman Farm Home, also known as the Solomon Young Farm, is a historic farm property at 12301 Blue Ridge Blvd in Grandview, Missouri. The farm property, first developed in the 1860s, was the residence of future U.S. president Harry S. Truman from 1906 to 1917. The house is part of Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, and is a designated National Historic Landmark.Description and historyThe Truman Farm Home is located in a commercially developed area of Grandview, between Blue Ridge Boulevard and Interstate 49. The site consists of a farm house (built in 1894-95 after the 1867 house was destroyed by fire); a reconstructed smokehouse; the Grandview post office-turned-garage (Truman moved it to the farm to store his 1911 Stafford automobile); a restored box wagon once used on the farm; and several stone fence posts marking the original boundaries of the farm, plus other original and reconstructed buildings.The farmhouse was built in 1894 by Harry Truman's maternal grandmother, Harriet Louisa Gregg, and is the centerpiece of a remnant of the family's former 600acre farm. Truman worked the farm from 1906-1917, when he was 22 years old until he was 33. It was here, said Truman's mother Martha, that Harry got his "common sense". After his grandmother died, ownership of the property was contested by her heirs, the costs of which eventually forced Martha out of the house in 1940. The President was eventually able to recover much of the property, and considered it a desirable place to establish his presidential library. This did not happen, and Truman sold off most of the land for development in the 1950s.
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  • Thanks to the cell phone tour (info provided via an information card on site) we were able to enjoy a phone-guided tour of the now 10-acre farm (formerly 600 acres) where Harry Truman lived with his f...  more »
  • History, just a simple home where Truman grew up. Go see it. I do not remember how much it was to get in.  more »
  • No big sign on the road. No brochures in the box and no details about the telephone tour which is advertised on the pamphlet box. This would appear to be on the pamphlet which was missing. Think of ad...  more »

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