Rosin Preservation completed a historic resources survey of Westport, Kansas City’s oldest extant neighborhood. Settled as an outfitting stop on the Westward Trails, the area has multiple, individually-listed properties and is locally acknowledged and appreciated for its associations with frontier-era development. Yet, many community members were surprised that Westport has no formal historic district designation. Previous historic surveys in 1975 and 1982 studied sections of Westport, but the 2017 effort was the first survey to comprehensively examine the broader boundaries of the Westport Planning Area. In addition to providing a point-in-time snapshot of Westport, the survey recommendations prioritize preservation activities for this area that can be a valuable tool to help guide future development in Westport.
March 12, 2018