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    18th & Vine Design Guidelines

    18th and Vine historically served as the epicenter of African American life within Kansas
    City. Around this intersection, commercial and entertainment activity blended with
    residential life, creating a completely self-sufficient community within the greater Kansas
    City area. It was in this area that Kansas City jazz was born with its own distinctive style
    that draws upon New Orleans jazz and ragtime. Due to this unique association with the
    African American experience in Kansas City and the creation of Kansas City Jazz, the
    18th and Vine District is nationally, regionally, and locally significant.

    June 28, 2018

    Westport Presentation

    The Wesport Survey Presentation presented on February 6th to the public.

    February 26, 2018

    Westport Historic Resources Survey – Final Report

    Rosin Preservation completed a historic resources survey of 406 resources in the Westport area of Kansas City, Missouri, roughly bounded by 39th Street, Main Street, 43rd Street, and Southwest Trafficway (Summit Street). The goal was two-fold: to identify resources (buildings, sites, structures, and objects) that may be eligible for listing in the National and/or Kansas City Registers of Historic Places and to identify resources that are not register-eligible.

    February 06, 2018

    Westport Historic Resources – Survey Form

    Attached is the survey form for the Westport Historic Resources.  The report includes 1,218 pages that you can click or scroll through.

    Survey Form

    February 01, 2018

    2017 Preservation Awards

    Historic Kansas City is accepting nominations for our annual Preservation Awards.  Award categories cover a broad array of preservation issues in order to encourage nominations from a wide range of professionals and disciplines.  Nominations are due Wednesday, February 21st 2018.  The nomination process is very simple—it will just take a few minutes of your time.   Please fill attached form and send to

    The awards ceremony will occur on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:30PM in the Pickwick Plaza.

    January 30, 2018

    Coates Hotel Fire – Audio 2

    January 25, 2018

    Coates Hotel Fire – Audio 1

    January 25, 2018