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 walking or 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.
DISC GOLF COURSE
IN WESTHEIGHT PARK
Thanks to a grant secured by our super neighbor Mary Smith, we will soon have a new feature in Westheight Park - a Frisbee Disc Golf Course. To celebrate this feature, the Neighborhood Association Annual Picnic will be held in Westheight Park on Saturday, October 16, from 4pm to 7 pm. Come join the party and picnic with music, games, pizza and drinks (to respect social distancing, this is not a potluck event. And, as it is held outdoors, masks are NOT required).
SITE LAST UPDATED: 14 SEPTEMBER 2021
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NEWS and HAPPENINGS
HWNA General Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
6:30 p.m. Social; 7:00 p.m. Meeting:
Location: St Paul's Church Parish Hall
See the Calendar Page for dates of events for 2021.
NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD EVENT
NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC AND DISC GOLF COURSE GRAND OPENING
Saturday, October 16, 2021
20th St. & New Jersey Avenue
See sidebar for "Disc Golf Course" for more information.
The Neighborhood-Wide Garage Sale held on Sept. 11 was a great success. It was good to see so many households participate. Thank you to Susan Maier for her organization of this event.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
For Hazardous Waste the next collection date is Sept 18. Collection site is located at 2443 S. 88th Street, Kansas City, KS.
The facility will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Future dates for Household Hazardous Waste are September 18, and October 16, 2021
The Yard Waste and Recycling Center at 3201 Park Drive, KCK, is now open on regular hours for disposal of brush, yard waste and tree limbs, and accepts recycling materials, including glass.
Hours are: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun.
Look for upcoming events.
Volunteers needed to keep up the common areas in our neighborhood. If you want to help out, contact
Also, as you walk the neighborhood, please be kind and pick up trash, etc. (especially after your dog!) to help keep the neighborhood looking its best.
For a more coordinated effort we seek volunteers to help pick up trash from time to time. Ideally, each volunteer would be available once every other week for 30-45 minutes to go out with trash bags and collect trash on streets. There are trash cans located at Westheight Park, so the trash bags may be tied up and disposed of there.
Volunteers should contact Ryann Waller by text or by phone call at:
at any time for more info.
Volunteer Opportunity! If you would like to help with this long-term, ongoing project please contact
KCKCC Downtown Campus
Last month at our August neighborhood meeting Dr. Mosier of Kansas City KS Community College came, and spoke with our group about the plans for a new downtown education and health center.
For those unavailable to attend the meeting, here is a link that covers a lot of the details around the plan and much of the same information that Dr. Mosier presented at the meeting.
At the same time, the UG Landmarks Commission opposes the KCKCC proposed plan because it involves the demolition of the historic structure of the Seventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church. The importance of the Church building is its history; the original congregation of this church descended from the mission church of the Wyandot Tribe. And the modified Victorian Gothic structure is the only remaining building of its style in the area, and represents one of the few remaining structures from the 1886-1893 period of consolidated growth of KCK.
KCUR radio station featured a story on this issue on Sept 2 featuring viewpoints from both the Landmarks Commission, KCKCC, and the Unified Government. You can read or listen to the story here on the KCUR website.
Residents are encouraged to contact their county commissioners with their feedback on the issue. The Commissioners reviewed the Landmarks Commission's recommendations on Tuesday, September 7th. For details on action taken, go to http://wycokck.org, or call 311.
You can find your county commissioner here.
The following persons are the HWNA Board Members for the calendar year 2021:
Newsletter Editor, Sarah Miller
contact any board member through
Membership in the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association is voluntary.
Dues are payable any time during the calendar year from January to October.
You may now pay any dues for the Calendar Year 2021
You may now pay any dues for the Calendar Year 2021