Part of the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, the Truman Family Farm represents a 10-acre portion of the 600-acre farm purchased by Harry Truman’s maternal grandfather, Solomon Young, in 1867. A two-story, three-bay farmhouse built in 1894 in the center of the working farm is where the future President Truman lived and worked from the ages of 22 to 33 years old. Previously restored to its early twentieth-century appearance, the house features approximately 1,900 square feet of living space. The mission of Harry S Truman National Historic Site is to “preserve resources and interpret the broad life experience of President Truman.”
The project goal was to analyze and document conditions of the Truman Farm buildings and immediate landscape, as well as to provide suggestions on making the site a unified visitor experience. 360 Engineering prepared a Historic Structures Report (HSR) for the main farmhouse and two out-buildings based on analysis of existing mechanical and plumbing systems, including a geothermal system in the main house. The HSR correlated and documented all pertinent research for each structure and provided treatment options.