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Historic Kansas City Foundation Surveys Longfellow Area
Report on an "architectural-historical survey" being done on the area between 22nd, Troost, 31st, and Main Streets, an early suburb of Kansas City settled by Germans and William R. Nelson's employees.
Historic Notes about Neighborhoods: Kansas City's Country Club District
General history of the Country Club District, starting in 1905 "out in the country" and developing into a carefully planned standard of residential planning.
Historic Westport: "Sunny Slope" Subdivision Was Once Westport Pastureland
History of the Sunny Slope Subdivision, annexed as part of Westport in 1897 into Kansas City, bounded by 40th, 45th, Troost, and Holmes Streets "in what is now known as the Hyde Park neighborhood," with...
History of the Neighborhood
History and current description of "the excellent example of the planned residential subdivisions developed by the J. C. Nichols Company," including the Crestwood residential district established in 1919...
History, All in a Row
April 23, 2004
Article describes the small "neighborhood" of Pierce Avenue, located several blocks south of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. These row houses were built in 1907 and 1908 by William Rockhill Nelson to...
HKCF Announces Revolving Fund in New Neighborhood
Announcement of renovation projects on two different blocks of houses: the 3000 block of Grand Avenue in "the Union Hill District" and the 2800 block of Holmes Street in "Longfellow Neighborhood."
HKCF Homes Tour in Sunset Hill
Brief review of residences in Sunset Hill on the upcoming homes tour.
Holy Rosary Historic District
November 5, 2005
National Register of Historic Places nomination papers for the Holy Rosary Historic District, "area roughly bounded by 5th and Campbell, 5th and Harrison, 9th and E. Missouri Avenue." It includes many...
Home: Dutch Hill Place
Descripton of the "Victorian mini-mansions" on the 2500 block of Cherry Street.
House Hunting: Inner City Attitude
Article about the nature of the Hyde Park Residential District as a historic place and as a place in which to own a home, located between 31st, Gillham, 47th, and Troost Avenues.
House Hunting: Plaza Pristine
Article describing the Westwood neighborhood, "bordered on the north by 47th Street, to the south by Ward Parkway, to the east by Belleview and to the west by Stateline," with photos.
Houses: A Look at Kansas City Home Styles Past, Present and Future
Comprehensive history of styles in houses and residential districts in Greater Kansas City, starting with traces of evidence of structures before 1800 and progressing through the changing styles since...
Housing Boom: Watkins Drive's Neighbors Say Blasting Damaged Their Homes
Article describing damage to homes in the area of Bruce Watkins Drive. Construction of the highway made explosions necessary, resulting in cracked windows and gas pipes in neighborhood homes.
How Waldo Got Its Name
Concise history of the Waldo family and district named after it, with photos.
Hughes' Kansas City Views
Photos of Quality Hill from the Stockyards and from 11th and Pennsylvania Avenues.
Hyde Park Area
Article mentioning the early days of the Hyde Park district.
Hyde Park Festival
Review of the annual Hyde Park Festival tour of homes, with photos, addresses, and names of owners.
Hyde Park Neighborhood
Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places for the Hyde Park residential district or neighborhood.
In Its Time, Steptoe Was a "Little Island"
Article about the neighborhood.
September 27, 1988
Article provides a brief overview of the Independence Plaza neighborhood and its association.
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