A couple of weeks ago I noted that fall is the time of year when many of Kansas City's historic neighborhoods open up their homes and do homes tours. Hyde Park hosted theirs a couple of weeks ago (and had more than 1400 people attend), and on Saturday, October 20, it is Squier Park's turn.
Squier Park is a lesser known neighborhood than many of the others, in part, because it's relatively small -- encompassing only 16 blocks. However, the neighborhood was developed between 1887 and 1915 has has a lot of historic charm. The neighborhood is rests between Troost and Paseo, between Armour and 39th streets.
The neighborhood has a lot historical character and charm, and the neighborhood leaders are also working very hard to elevate the neighborhood among the high-profile neighborhoods in the city. Just this year, the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic places -- only the second neighborhood east of Troost to get the designation.
This is also a great neighborhood for a homes tour -- because of its relatively small size, the tour tends to be very walkable for just about everyone.
Cost is $10 per person -- free for children 12 and under. Check in is at 36th and Forest Ave. The tour runs from 1pm to 5pm.
The homes featured on this blog post are just three of the 5 homes that will be involved in the tour. KC is lucky to still have so many great neighborhoods and great historic homes, so head on out on Saturday and check out one of them.