The intersection referenced by Lieber and Stoller's classic 1952 song Kansas City is no longer even an intersection, the area having been razed in the 1960s to make way for public housing. An ornamental sign post and a faded informational display are all that are left. 18th and Vine, on the other side of interstate 70, remains.
The Temple Lot was said by Joseph Smith to be the center of New Jerusalem and believed by early adherants to be the side of the Garden of Eden.
The Stone Church was completed in 1888 as the headquarters of one of a number of LDS churches in the area.
Located in the center of Independence, it was here that Harry S. Truman was county judge in the early 1920s. County offices have since moved away and the new county courthouse is in downtown Kansas City.