Heritage Hike: Scarritt Point Historic District
Kansas City’s First Neighborhoods: Scarritt Point Historic District
The Scarritt Point North Historic District is located on the high bluffs, overlooking the East Bottoms area and the Missouri River to the North, about : two miles East of downtown Kansas City. The boundaries of the district represent both a delineation of, and addition to, the Scarritt Point ; Historic District currently on the Kansas City Register of Historic Places (listed 11/10/83). This area features broad boulevards, large shade trees, wide concrete sidewalks with inlaid tile street names, and many original red granite street crossings. The Scarritt Point North Historic District is composed primarily of residences constructed between 1886 and 1915 when work on the new Park and Boulevard system in Kansas City drew affluent families from older neighborhoods to Scarritt Point. There are sixty-three contributing resources and eleven non-contributing resources in the district, with five resources previously listed in the National Register.