Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Kansas City's Downtown was for much of Truman's life the center of his business activities and an important focus of his social life. Kansas City represented the boundless world of the metropolis to Harry Truman, all his life, even after he lived in and learned of grander, more pretentious places. But in retrospect, Truman's urban world in Kansas City was remarkably small, bound--with the exception of a few important places such as the old Jackson County Courthouse and Tom Pendergast's headquarters at 1908 Main Street--on the north and south by 7th and 13th Streets, and on the east and west by Oak Street and Central Avenue.

Kansas City Star BuildingNational Bank of CommerceUnion National BankTruman and JacobsonJackson County CourthouseJackson Democratic ClubU.S. CourthouseFederal Reserve BuildingMuehlebach  HotelThe 822 ClubConvention HallJackson County CourthouseSpalding's Commercial CollegeKansas City School of LawGeorge W. Settle BarbershopSavoy GrillPickwick Hotel

 

1. Kansas City Star Building 17. Savoy Grill
2. National Bank of Commerce 18. Dixon's Chili Parlor (off map)
3. Union National Bank 19. Oakwood Country Club (off map)
4. Truman & Jacobson 20. Pickwick Hotel
5. Reserve Officers Club (off map) 21. 2108 Park Avenue Home (off map)
6. Jackson County Courthouse, 5th and Oak Streets 22. Benton Boulevard Baptist Church (off map)
7. Jackson County Courthouse, 415 East 12th Street 23. 2640 Brooklyn Avenue Music Studio (off map)
8. Jackson Democratic Club 24. 2650 East 29th Street Colgan House (off map)
9. U.S. Courthouse 25. 1314 Troost Avenue Trow Boardinghouse (off map)
10. Federal Reserve Building 26. Mike Pendergast's 10th Ward Democratic Club (off map)
11. Muehlebach Hotel 27. 3404 Karnes Boulevard House (off map)
12. Spalding's Commercial College 28. 3932-34 Bell Street Apartment Building (off map)
13. Kansas City School of Law 29. Truman Medical Center East (off map)
14. Convention Hall 30. Forest Hill Cemetery (off map)
15. The 822 Club 31. Theaters of Kansas City (not on map)
16. George W. Settle Barbershop 32. Hotel Baltimore (not on map)

 

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