• Welcome to Historic Kansas City

    Welcome

    Like so many others, Historic Kansas City is deeply saddened at the horrific and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the long-standing history of racial violence, oppression, and inequality across the nation that this tragedy demonstrates.

    As an organization that considers how the historic places of our city contribute to our contemporary lives, we feel strongly that being inclusive in the history we teach and the historic places we celebrate affects how we frame and understand contemporary events. Our history and how we talk about it affects how we act today and moving forward.

    We reaffirm our pledge to use our platform to share a fair, holistic, honest, and inclusive history. This includes accurately representing the history of all neighborhoods, and to bring to the foreground underrepresented stories of communities of color, which are as significant and empowering as those with which many are more familiar. Our challenges today are integrally connected with our past, and the best way to overcome them is to openly and honestly explore them.

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  • Upcoming Event in Your Area

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    The Historic Kansas City has a lot of events happening throughout the year. Please check back regularly to see what we're doing next.

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  • Projects in the Kansas City Community

    Westport District Master Plan

      We are happy to announce that the City Council has approved the Westport District Master Plan. Top priorities of the Plan include: the adoption of a Special Character Overlay District for the commercial… read more

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  • I'm a Preservationist

    CHUCK HADDIX

    Director, Marr Sound Archives

    Chuck Haddix is the Director of the Marr Sound Archives, Producer and Host of the Fish Fry on KCUR, and author of the book Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop and Bird: The…

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Welcome

Like so many others, Historic Kansas City is deeply saddened at the horrific and senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the long-standing history of racial violence, oppression, and inequality across the nation that this tragedy demonstrates.

As an organization that considers how the historic places of our city contribute to our contemporary lives, we feel strongly that being inclusive in the history we teach and the historic places we celebrate affects how we frame and understand contemporary events. Our history and how we talk about it affects how we act today and moving forward.

We reaffirm our pledge to use our platform to share a fair, holistic, honest, and inclusive history. This includes accurately representing the history of all neighborhoods, and to bring to the foreground underrepresented stories of communities of color, which are as significant and empowering as those with which many are more familiar. Our challenges today are integrally connected with our past, and the best way to overcome them is to openly and honestly explore them.

Read More Historic Kansas City »

Check out our Calendar

The Historic Kansas City has a lot of events happening throughout the year. Please check back regularly to see what we're doing next.

View the Calendar »

4728-4734 Summit

In June of 2015 neighborhood residents reported that these Plaza apartments on Summit had been vacated by all occupants. A subsequent search of city permit applications revealed utility cut-off and pre-demolition permits, indicating an intent… read more

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Ted Seligson

FAIA, Architect, Professor of Architecture at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Theodore “Ted” Seligson has committed his career to advancing architectural practice, education, and preservation. After earning his degree from Washington University, Seligson joined Kivett & Myers Architects in Kansas City. During his tenure, he became head of design and was…

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