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.
To know more about the Westheight Manor Registered Historic District, read the Historic Survey completed in 1986, which was the foundation of the Historic Designation, in the link below:
The Association collects dues from members throughout the year, from January through October. To join, send dues payment by cash or check to
Rick Yarnell, HWNA Treasurer,
2424 Nebraska Court
Kansas City, KS 66102-2608
OR click on the button below to pay dues ONLINE.
SITE LAST UPDATED: 2 JUNE 2022
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NEWS and HAPPENINGS
JUNE GENERAL MEETING
The next HWNA general meeting is Wednesday, June 8, at 7 p.m.
This meeting will be held in WESTHEIGHT PARK. At least, it will start there. Jori Sackin will share information about features once found in our neighborhood. This superb presentation, led by Mr. Sackin, will talk about the original design of Westheight Park, the trolley that fed it, and the Zoo, Lake, and Picnic Grounds that attracted trolley riders to the area.
Come learn some fascinating tidbits of original Westheight history.
Gather at the Shelter House in Westheight Park by 7.00 p.m; the tour begins there and will proceed west for about two blocks on foot.
YARD WASTE & RECYCLING, OPEN 10-3, THU-SUN.
YARD WASTE & RECYCLING CENTER
The Recycling & Yard Waste Center is now open four days a week. The Center, at 3241 Park Drive, in Kansas City, KS is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The center is free to Wyandotte County Residents (who must show proof of residency). It accepts clear, brown & colored glass, paper, metal cans, Plastics #1-#7. The Yard Waste section of the Center accepts grass clippings, garden trimmings, leaves, branches, and stumps.
PLEASE READ AND RESPOND ACCORDINGLY
The Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, KS held a public hearing on May 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chamber of the Municipal Office Building (City Hall), 701 N. 7th St., Lobby Level, Kansas City, KS, upon the petitioned historic district designation application on property described as:
Westheight Manor Subdivisions 1 & 2, the SE 1/4 of Section 5, Twp 11 S, Range 25 E, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, commonly known as Westheight Manor Historic District.
The application was approved by the Landmarks Commission. On May 26, 2022, the full Unified Government Commission took up that petition for final consideration. The application was approved. Westheight Manort Registered Historic District is now a Local Registered Historic District, as well as a State and Federal Registerd Historic District.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2022
Properly dispose of auto batteries, old paint, used motor oil, and other hazardous wastes that should not go into the regular trash collection. The Unified Government sponsors household hazardous waste collection on the third Saturday of each month.
The next collection date is Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at
2443 South 88th Street, Kansas City, Kansas
For more information about items accepted for collection click on the UG HHW page here:
WyCo Household Hazardous Waste Disposal, 2443 South 88th Street, Kansas City, KS 66111, May 21 2022 | AllEvents.in
If you need to pay your dues for this year please do so now - CLICK HERE
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. Saturdays and Sundays only.
Sidewalk Cost Share Program
Well-maintained concrete sidewalks improve the appearance of a neighborhood, and keep neighbors, visitors, and pedestrians safe from vehicle traffic. The Unified Government understands that investment in infrastructure is an important part of wellness and community pride. To help residents and neighborhoods replace damaged or aging sidewalks, the Unified Government's Public Works Department has established a cost-sharing program.
The goal of the Sidewalk Replacement Program is to make our city's sidewalks accessible for all through reduction of the cost residents would normally have to pay on their own. Residents interested in replacement of an existing sidewalk may hire an independent contractor or use a Public Works Contractor. Reimbursements rates are meant to cover about half of the average cost for sidewalk removal and replacement for one house. Reimbursement funds are limited to the extent of the yearly UG Budget, and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Learn more about the Sidewalk Replace-ment Program and how to get started at
or call Public Works at 913-573-5400.
KEEP IT CLEAN!
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.
To coordinate group clean-ups, contact Ryann Waller by text or by phone call at: 785-218-5014
Volunteer Opportunity! If you would like to help with the Westheight Orchard long-term, ongoing project please contact:
The following persons are the HWNA Board Members for the calendar year 2022:
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 2022
You may now pay any dues for the Calendar Year 2022