President Truman's Former State Courthouse Renovated

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Sunday, September 08 2013 Sep 8, 2013 Sunday, September 08, 2013 4:49:20 AM CDT September 08, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE - The Independence courthouse where former President Harry Truman served as a judge has been renovated.

Elected leaders gathered Saturday to celebrate the $5.6 million interior renovation project at the Historic Truman Courthouse.

The courthouse has been restored to the integrity of its 1933 design. There also will be tours of Truman's office and the courtroom where he once worked as presiding judge of Jackson County.

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders said in a news release that keeping "iconic structures" like the courthouse open is important. He says it allows citizens and future generations to experience the area's "rich history."

The public was able to tour the courthouse after the rededication ceremony. Staff will spend the next week moving back into the building, and it will open for business Sept. 16.

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