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Westwood Hills Historic District

Picture of property Westwood Hills
Westwood Hills (Johnson County)
Listed in National Register 2013-12-04

Architect: Multiple. See nomination.
Category: domestic; commerce

The Westwood Hills Historic District comprises the entire city of Westwood Hills in Johnson County, Kansas. The J. C. Nichols Company platted the Westwood Hills subdivision in 1923 and established the Westwood Hills Homes Association in 1926. Twenty years later, residents successfully petitioned the Board of County Commissioners to be recognized as an independent city. The City of Westwood Hills officially incorporated on July 1, 1949. The district is an excellent, intact example of the residential design concepts that prominent local developer J. C. Nichols employed in his many successful subdivisions in both Missouri and Kansas. Westwood Hills was the first subdivision Nichols developed in Kansas using these concepts. The district retains excellent examples of architect-designed dwellings that express the variety of formal and vernacular styles popular in the area during the period of significance. It also encompasses an entire municipality that was involved in the mid-century trend of incorporating as a city in order to retain its own identity as Johnson County developed. The 255 resources reflect the development history of the neighborhood as it evolved from pastureland to a residential subdivision to its own self-contained city. It was nominated for its local significance in the areas of community planning and architecture.

Wolcott House

Picture of property 5701 Oakwood Road
Mission Hills (Johnson County)
Listed in National Register 2001-05-02

Architect: Kurfiss, Selby
Category: single dwelling

The John J. Wolcott House was built in 1928 from plans prepared by architect Selby Kurfiss. The house sits on a 2.1-acre site overlooking the winding streets of J.C. Nichols' Mission Hills development. Wolcott was a well-known Kansas City grain dealer and served many years as president of the Kansas City Board of Trade. The large limestone house is a unique combination of Tudor Revival and French Eclectic design by one of the Kansas City area's most prominent early 20th century architects. It was nominated for its local significance in the area of architecture.

WPA Beach House at Gardner Lake

Picture of property West Shore of Gardner Lake
Gardner (Johnson County)
Listed in National Register 1992-06-25

Architect: Not listed
Category: camp; outdoor recreation

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