Quality Hill…Kansas City’s Silk Stocking Ridge
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
This area rests on the highest elevation in Kansas City. At the extreme northwest point is the location where Lewis and Clark camped on September 16, 1806. The neighborhood reached its zenith during the 1880s real estate boom. Leading citizens were attracted to the area where mansions were built. Its location offered scenic views of the Missouri and Kansas rivers with easy access to the developing business district to the east.