Kansas City’s Crossroads
Historic Kansas City is offering Heritage Hikes during Historic Preservation Month at 9:00 am 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. You will walk around 3 miles. Please wear comfortable shoes.
“Hikers” receive brochures which contain maps of the neighborhood with dialogue for each significant site noting the address, date built, architect(s) and the building’s description. Hikers will tour the interiors of significant sites and learn the importance of preservation of Kansas City’s historic built environment. Your guide is Lucinda Rice-Petrie, a HKC Past President. She holds a Master of Arts degree in American history, a BS in Education. For questions about the hikes contact Lucinda Rice-Petrie at 816-916-0927. Payment on site by cash or check is possible, but not preferred.
Entire Series of 3:
Cost: $60 per person
Members: $25 per person
Non-Members: $30 per person
The hike encompasses the historic buidings along Milwaukee Avenue, Boss Tom Pendergast’s office, the TWA Building, Washington square Park, Korean War Memorial and the one remaining private residence!.
In the 1930’s, Hollywood had a strong connection to Kansas City; when the movie industry needed more centralized distribution points to ship their features nationwide, Hollywood chose Kansas City as one of its largest and Film Row was born.Today, Kansas City has one of the most intact Film Row districts in the nation. When galleries arrived in the 1980s, the name Crossroads Arts District had taken hold.
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