Historic Kansas City.


Preserve Buildings. Promote Neighborhoods. Revitalize Kansas City.

Since its founding in 1974, Historic Kansas City (HKC) has been the only greater Kansas City nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the area’s heritage, neighborhoods and historic built environment. Through advocacy, public policy, outreach and educational programming, HKC is an advocate for, and participant in, the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods. The organization is financed through memberships, corporate and foundation gifts and public grants. HKC maintains a professional staff guided by a Board of Directors.

Our Missions:

  • To demonstrate the economic and cultural value of preserving the built environment
  • To preserve endangered buildings of historical, cultural or architectural significance
  • To promote the continued use of older buildings through conservation, restoration or adaptive reuse in a manner that maintains the integrity of the building’s design and materials
  • To encourage stabilization and conservation of older neighborhoods
  • To educate the public about the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Kansas City’s built environment
  • To provide opportunities for the public to be actively involved in historic preservation

We would like to thank and recognize all of our Heritage Partners: Earl and Joan Adam, Pete and Julie Browne, Willie Dugan, Joyce Holland, Lucinda Rice-Petrie and Steve and Linda Taylor.