In the Oct. 15 edition of the New York Times, there was an article, “In Truman Homes, Reflections of a City,” written by A.G. Sulzberger.

Times overlooked nicer Truman area homes

Carole Timms McGlumphy

Abington, Pa.



To the editor:

In the Oct. 15 edition of the New York Times, there was an article, “In Truman Homes, Reflections of a City,” written by A.G. Sulzberger.

The article chronicles four homes in Independence where Harry Truman lived. Unfortunately, the author puts a negative slant on the Independence area, never mentioning the pleasant, well-kept historic areas in town, except to mention the “still immaculate Victorian mansion on North Delaware Street where Truman, after marrying into money, spent most of his adult life.”

Granted, Harry Truman grew up in a family of modest means, but the author doesn’t mention the Square in Independence, an enjoyable area, where Harry worked at the Clinton drug store in his youth. Neither are any of the other historic houses I’ve visited on several occasions mention.

The Historical Society can provide an ample list of most interesting sties to balance this slanted article, I’m sure.