Quality Hill

Also known as: Quality Hill Neighborhood
Roughly bounded by Broadway, 10th, 14th, and Jefferson Sts., Kansas City, Missouri


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The Quality Hill Historic District is a significant surviving section of what was once one of the most fashionable and prestigious residential neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri, during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. The area was developed and utilized by individuals originally from the East (New York, Pennsylvania, and New England) who played a major role in the early industrial, political and social life of the city. The Quality Hill neighborhood represents a variety of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century residential, ecclesiastical and small commercial design architecture from the period spanning the years 1856 to 1929. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 7, 1978
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Queen Anne; Other architectural type; Neo-Classical Revival
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Commerce; Exploration/Settlement; Politics/Government; Architecture; Religion; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; Multiple dwelling; Business
Current functions
Religious structure; Single dwelling; Business; Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1925-1949
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 81
Non-contributing buildings: 3
Non-contributing structures: 3


Brick (42,462)
District (10,486)
Dr. Johnston Lykins (1)
Have Street View (45,701)
House (27,614)
Jackson County, Missouri (328)
Kansas City, Missouri (241)
Limestone (8,192)
Louis S. Curtiss (7)
Missouri (4,890)
Queen Anne (5,128)
Stone (26,160)
Terra cotta (3,922)
Victorian (19,698)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2017: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger