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.
SITE LAST UPDATED: 5 MARCH 2020
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ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED FURTHER NOTICE
We leave you with this quote.
In holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower,
Farewell Address, Jan. 1961.
Look for upcoming events.
Volunteers will stuff Easter Eggs for the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. Please meet at St. Paul's on Wednesday, March 11th, at 10 am.
We also need donations of plastic eggs and candy.
Donations can be dropped off at Ann Hill's house
1924 Nebraska Avenue
Or bring them to the church, the morning of the 11th.
This year we had amazing participation in our organization! Thank you to all our dues-paying members.. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older and is not restricted to Westheight residents.
You can pay your dues online or make your payment for dues for 2020 at our next meeting.
The next General Membership Meeting is on Wednesday,
April 15th, 2020.
Potluck begins at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.,
at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall,
1300 N. 18th St.,
Kansas City, KS.
The following persons are the HWNA Board Members for the calendar year 2020:
Membership in the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association is voluntary.
Dues are payable any time during the calendar year from January to October.