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Heritage Hike Series: Kansas City's Historic Main Street Communities

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Heritage Hikes Series: Kansas City's Historic Main Street Communities


Winner of The Pitch's Best of Kansas City: Best Way to Learn Something New About Kansas City

Historic Kansas City will be offering Heritage Hikes in September and October at 9:00am at various locations throughout the city. Heritage Hikes highlight the architecture and history of Kansas City's neighborhoods. Please note each hike is RAIN OR SHINE and lasts just over three hours with about 3 miles of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Entire Series of 3
Cost: $60 per person
To purchase Series ticket click on any date.

Individual Hikes
Members: $25 per person
Non-Members: $30 per person

If you have questions about the meeting locations of the hikes please contact Lucinda Rice-Petrie at 816-916-0927 whom will be conducting the Heritage Hikes.

Heritage Hike: #1 Union Hill
September 21st, 2017 @ 9:00am
Photo by 2017 Skyline Scenes

Established in 1857, Union Hill is one of Kansas City's oldest continuous neighborhoods. Union Hill is a true urban neighborhood and Kansas City's largest residential and business district spanning more than 16 city blocks between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road on the east, the 31st Street corridor on the south and approximately 27th Street on the south.

Overlooking Crown Center and the downtown skyline, Union Hill district is surrounded by green space, dining, arts, entertainment, and some of Kansas City's major employers.


Heritage Hike #2: From the High Lands of Coleman to Roanoke's Brick Streets
West Port-Roanoke Community Center
Convene at 3601 Roanoke Rd, KCMO
September 28, 2017 @ 9:00am

Roanoke was one of the very first planned suburbs! Students of architecture will know the names George Mathews, Shepard, Farrar and Wiser, Henry Hoit, Nelle Peters, Jesse Lauck, Frederick Gunns, Ernest Brostrom, and Frank Lloyd Wright - noted architects commissioned to build housing in this neighborhood.

The Coleman Highlands neighborhood was platted by Robert Coleman in August of 1907. The location was ideal for a new suburb-atop a bluff and located near streetcar connections to downtown, the west bottoms and Westport. Most houses were built between 1908 and World War I and a second wave of construction occurred between World War I and World War II. These homes were built in a variety of styles that included Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Prairie, Bungalow and Kansas City Shirtwaist.

Heritage Hike #3: Meyer's and Nelson's Neighborhoods...South Morelands and Rockhill
500 East 44th Street
October 5th, 2017 @ 9:00am


Between the years of 1904 and 1914, William Rockhill Nelson caused a number of houses to be built around his Oak Hill estate (present day Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art). The subdivision was known as the Rockhill Neighborhood, now on the National Register of Historic Places. William Rockhill Nelson made his vision of neighborhood into reality and inspired J.C. Nichols to develop the Country Club District in a similar, if grander, manner.

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