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Harry S Truman Birthplace
State Historic Site
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Location Lamar, Barton, Missouri, United States
Area 2.51 acres (1.02 ha)
Established 1957
Governing body Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Website Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Harry Truman Birthplace Memorial
Location N corner, 11th St. and Truman Ave., Lamar, Missouri
Area Less than one acre
Built c. 1881 (1881)
Built by Blethroad, Simon
NRHP reference No. 69000089
Added to NRHP June 23, 1969

The Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site is a state-owned property in Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, maintained by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, preserving the 1+12-story childhood home of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. The future president was born here on May 8, 1884, in the downstairs southwest bedroom. The home was purchased by the state in 1957 and dedicated as a historic site in 1959 at a ceremony attended by Truman himself. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

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