Kansas City Civic Center

June 15, 2016

See Kansas City’s Art Deco city hall and county courthouse, built when Harry Truman was county administrative judge. Also, other sites such as the old library, St. Patrick’s Catholic and St. Mary’s Episcopal churches.

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Westport

Founded in the 1830s, the town of Westport was one of the major gateways to the trails west. You will see homes and commercial buildings dating to 1850 and the early days of the unique district.

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Northeast Kansas City Museum

Gracious homes along Gladstone and Benton Boulevards date from 1880-1911. A show place in this neighborhood is the mansion of lumbar baron R.A. Long, now the Kansas City Museum.

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18th And Vine

To learn more about the history of 18th & Vine please contact the American Jazz Museum or the Black Archives of Mid-America.  

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Country Club Plaza

Walk among the fountains and art in this exclusive district. Designed by Edward Buehler Delk as the first planned shopping center in the U.S., the Plaza reflects the architecture of the Mediterranean.

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Garment District / Ninth Street

A burgeoning commercial area since the 1870s. Tour nearly unaltered streetscapes, monumental commercial/industrial buildings, elegant 1880s hotels and banking houses.

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Union Cemetary / Dutch Hill

The last resting place for many of Kansas City’s founders, Civil War casualties and veterans of the Revolutionary War. The neighborhood reflects the heritage of immigrants who built  here in the 1890s.

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