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 HISTORY SERIES
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Does your home have an interesting history? We would love for you to share it with us at one of our future neighborhood meetings and to feature it in the HWNA newsletter. Let's teach each other more about the rich past of our neighborhood.
Please call 913-944-1841 or e-mail email@example.com for more information about how to let others know about the history of your historic home.
GIVING GROVE STEWARDSHIP TRAINING
Several neighbors attended Stewardship Training for the Giving Grove orchard initiative on Saturday, the 6th, including Mary Smith, co-chair of the Giving Grove group. The next Training is Thursday, October 11, at the Kansas City Community Gardens site at 6917 Kensington, Kansas City, MO. If you are interested in this project, contact co-chair Kara Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for upcoming events.
NEXT GENERAL MEETING
The next meeting of the general membership is Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
Potluck & Social Hour begins at 6:30, and the meeting at 7:00.
Note: children 5+ are welcome to play with supervision in the kids room. We meet in the Parish Hall of St. Paul's Episco-pal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas.
Speakers for this meeting are Dustin Hare to talk about the Farm Bill and how it affects us, and Angel Obert to share information about the new dog park in KCK.
The Fall Picnic for HWNA members IS POSTPONED because of the very rainy weather on Saturday, Oct. 6, SO the rain date for the Picnic is Wednesday evening, October 10. Yes, that is the same date and time as the bi-monthly meeting.
CHRISTMAS HOMES TOUR
The Historic Westheight Neigh-borhood Association, in part-nership with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, will hold its biennial Homes Tour this coming December. Save the Date! for Sunday, December 9th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds of the Tour benefit the Neighborhood Association and the St. Paul's Food Pantry.
Membership in the Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association is voluntary.
Dues are payable any time during the calendar year from January to October.