Scarritt Point Historic District
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 hike explores Scarritt Point which derives its name from Nathan Scarritt, a pioneer minister, who owned most of the northeast property when the Civil War began. Kansas City’s first boulevards and parks were developed in this area between 1892 through 1911 by the innovative landscape architect George E. Kessler with the support of the first Board of Park Commissioners. Walk the broad sidewalks, view the gracious homes and see Kansas City’s downtown from Scarritt’s Point!
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