Westwood Hills National Historic District
The city of Westwood Hills was listed as a national historic district on
December 4, 2013.
The Westwood Hills National Historic District (District) comprises the entire city of Westwood Hills in Johnson County, Kansas. It is significant under National Register Criterion A for the area of COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT and Criterion C for the area of ARCHITECTURE.
The 255 resources reflect the development history of the neighborhood as it evolved from pastureland to a residential subdivision to its own self-
The City of Westwood Hills officially incorporated on 1 July 1949, increasing the original boundaries slightly to include the north side of W. 48th Terrace. Although this half-
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 Westwood Hills National Historic District retains excellent examples of architect-
The City of Westwood Hills National Historic District