September 7, 2013

New Flag Dedicated

Ribbon Cutting

Crucial Renovations Completed!
Vital renovations to prevent irreparable harm to landmark completed on time and on budget.
"Wall-Breaking" Ceremony
Ceremony marks the beginning of renovations essential to the courthouse's preservation.
Phase II Of Vital Renovations Begin
A Public Emergency County Executive's declaration that the state of the Jackson County Truman Courthouse represents a "public emergency" frees up funding for renovation work to proceed.
Saving A Landmark
Learn more about all phases of the renovation effort to save the Jackson County Truman Courthouse.

Historic Site
Learn more about the history of the Jackson County Truman Courthouse.


Flag being raised outside the Truman CourthouseFlag Dedicated At Historic
Jackson County Truman Courthouse

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 -- The Daughters of the American Revolution donated a new flag to be hung outside the recently renovated Jackson County Truman Courthouse. County Executive Mike Sanders accepted the flag on behalf of Jackson County during a special dedication ceremony Friday, September 18. 

The raising of the flag was a triumphant signal, Sanders said, that this summer's vital renovations on the courthouse have saved the national landmark from irreparable harm.

In January, Sanders declared a public emergency to free up funding for the renovation work, which entailed removing a 1972 retaining wall and repairing damage to the foundation caused from the wall continually trapping water around the building.

Furthermore, the courthouse grounds have been restored to their appearance in 1933, the year Harry S. Truman, then a Jackson County Presiding Judge, oversaw the remodeling of the historic courthouse.

Volunteers unfurl the flag to be raised on the pole next to the statue of Harry S. Truman.
County Executive Mike Sanders accepts the flag on behalf of Jackson County.


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