Welcome to the website of the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association
We are a nonprofit volunteer organization established to improve life in Kansas City's Historic Westheight Neighborhood.
Read more about what's happening NOW in our bimonthly neighborhood newsletter.
Who we are
Historic Westheight Manor has one of the richest architectural histories in all of Kansas City.
Notable architects such as Louis S. Curtiss, Victor J. Defoe (who began his career with J.C.Nichols), Edward Buehler Delk (who also helped build the Country Club Plaza), J.G. Braecklein and W.W. Rose all contributed to this unique community.
The neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and The Kansas State Registry of Historic Places.
The houses built in Westheight Manor cover many styles that were popular from the 1880s to the 1970s - from Queen Anne, to Craftsman, to Twenties Tudor, to Prairie Style, to Mid-Century Modern, to California Ranch. We invite you to take a driving tour of the Neighborhood.
INFORMATION FOR REALTORS
The Historic Westheight Neighborhood Asso-ciation is not a Home Owners Association, rather, it is a volunteer organization open to anyone who has an interest in preserving the historic character of the Westheight Manor Registered Historic District. There are no fees or assessments against properties or indi-viduals, dues paid by members are voluntary.
Almost all properties in Westheight Manor subdivisions 1, 2, and 3 are part of the Registered Historic District. Any improve-ments or changes, especially to the outside facade of any structure, may be governed by the UG Landmarks Commission local ordinance, the Kansas State Historical Society, and Standards for Rehabilitation from the U.S. Dept of Interior.
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HISTORIC WESTHEIGHT CHRISTMAS HOMES WAS A SUCCESS
The Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association, in partnership with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, held its biennial Homes Tour on Sunday, December 9. Proceeds of the Tour benefit the Neighborhood Association and the St. Paul's Food Pantry.
Five major homes were on the tour this year, as well as St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Wyandotte High School - which featured a special presentation by local historian Craig Delich, and demonstrations by the High School Culinary Arts Program. In the five hours of the tour, over 300 people attended and toured the beautifully decorated homes and buildings.
Thank you to all the homeowners, church volunteers, school volunteers, and neighborhood volunteers who helped to make this event such a success this year.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The newly elected Board members of HWNA are invited to the yearly Planning Retreat, on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Look for a message from the 2018 Chairman, Matt Hentges for further details.
Look for upcoming events.
LAST GENERAL MEETING
At the last general meeting of the calendar year members chose a slate of board members who will serve for 2019. They are:
Thank you to these members who have graciously agreed to serve our beautiful neighborhood next year.
VOLUNTEERS - THANK YOU FOR WORK ON CHRISTMAS HOMES TOUR
The Historic Westheight Neigh-borhood Association, in part-nership with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, held its biennial Christmas Homes Tour on Sunday, December 9th. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with decorating the neighborhood before the tour, and who staffed the venues on the day of the tour.
Membership in the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association is voluntary.
Dues are payable any time during the calendar year from January to October.