Why don't they just rename Kansas City's Union Station after Harry Truman?
Re: "Should Union Station become Harry S. Truman Union Station?," from the Washington Business Journal, I am a big fan of former president Harry Truman, but I am not a fan of renaming civic infrastructure for political reasons.
For example, I prefer Washington National Airport to Reagan Airport, BWI Airport to Thurgood Marshall BWI Airport, and hate that the Northern Central Railroad Trail, which the trail line follows from Baltimore County to York, Pennsylvania was renamed the Torrey C. Brown Trail* and the NCR name was completely junked, because the meaning of those facilities are embodied in what they do and their history, not in the renaming for people especially when the people for which the facility is renamed may have little if any connection to the facility.
I also don't think that every president needs a memorial in DC.
Kansas City Union Station with the city skyline in the background by JBEZ.
Truman came to political prominence in Missouri, and in Kansas City particularly, where he was selected by the Prendergast Machine to be senator.
Kansas City also has a Union Station. Why not name it after Harry Truman?
(* Torrey C. Brown helped create the NCR Trail as a public official but renaming it for him and dropping the geographically-specific meaning in its favor is a mistake. There are lots of bridges named in honor of political officials in Maryland, but they don't rename the road. Honor people as a subsidiary name to the main title. It's not like we name transit stations after people rather than places.)