Description: Postcard of Pleasant Street in Independence, Missouri.
Creator: Ray, Mrs. Sam (Mildred)
Collection: Mrs. Sam Ray Postcard Collection (SC58)See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36981
Historical Article: Pleasant Street looking north from Kansas Street in Independence is shown on an old post card published in color by John W. Kirk of Kansas City. Much of the area shown on the card is today listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The red brick church with the tall spire and the rose window is the First Presbyterian Church, between Maple and Lexington. Here Harry Truman attended Sunday school as an 8-year-old in 1892. And here he met Bess Wallace, who later became his wife. It is said that Mr. Truman's parents, who were Baptists, chose the Sunday school because of a fondness for the minister. A bronze plaque now in front of the church bears this information: First Presbyterian Church. The congregation dates from 1826. The church neither divided nor closed during the Civil War. It was here that Harry S. Truman met Bess Wallace in Sunday school in 1892. Kansas City Times, May 8, 1976.
Item Type: Postcard