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Westport Historic Resources Survey – Final Report

Rosin Preservation completed a historic resources survey of 406 resources in the Westport area of Kansas City, Missouri, roughly bounded by 39th Street, Main Street, 43rd Street, and Southwest Trafficway (Summit Street). The goal was two-fold: to identify resources (buildings, sites, structures, and objects) that may be eligible for listing in the National and/or Kansas City Registers of Historic Places and to identify resources that are not register-eligible.

February 06, 2018

2017 Preservation Awards

Historic Kansas City is accepting nominations for our annual Preservation Awards.  Award categories cover a broad array of preservation issues in order to encourage nominations from a wide range of professionals and disciplines.  Nominations are due Wednesday, February 21st 2018.  The nomination process is very simple—it will just take a few minutes of your time.   Please fill attached form and send to

The awards ceremony will occur on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:30PM in the Pickwick Plaza.

January 30, 2018

Coates Hotel Fire – Audio 1

January 25, 2018

Westport Notice of Public Presentation

Historic Kansas City (HKC) will announce the results of the Westport
Historic Resources Survey (survey) on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:30
pm at the Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd., the first
comprehensive survey to inventory, map and describe Westport’s
significant cultural resources. The survey will be an important tool for
protecting and preserving Westport’s distinctive character as the area
continues to grow and change.

January 23, 2018

Westport FAQ


For the FAQ Document please click below.


January 23, 2018

Mid Town Coloring Book

The Midtown Kansas City Coloring books are for SALE!

Please call Paul Helmer at (816) 739-4053  to purchase a copy for the Holidays.  The booklet is represented as a Coffee Table /Coloring Book is for sale for $10 each – with half the profits going to Historic Kansas City.

November 29, 2017

Endangered No More! Success Stories.

While HKC celebrates two stories of success – the “Nelsonhood” and the “Colonnades” – we also know that many important places throughout Kansas City remain endangered.  Buildings that once seemed safely preserved can later confront new, unforeseen threats. While we celebrate these two success stories, HKC remains committed to keeping a watchful eye on the list to make sure these community assets endure for the benefit of future generations.

November 28, 2017