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WESTHEIGHT MANOR HISTORIC SURVEY

APPENDICES


APP. 1 PLATTING HISTORY OF WESTHEIGHT MANOR
APP. 2 HOEL REALTY COMPANY
APP. 3 WESTHEIGHT MANOR DEED RESTRICTIONS
APP. 4 WESTHEIGHT MATERIAL FROM THE KANSAS CITY KANSAN
APP. 5 ARCHITECTS

APPENDIX ONE: PLATTING HISTORY OF WESTHEIGHT MANOR




APPENDIX TWO: HOEL REALTY COMPANY
610 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas
Established 1912


In 1920, the firm consisted of:
Jesse Adrian Hoel; residence: 2108 Washington Boulevard
Herbert T. Barclay, civil engineer; residence: 740 Sandusky Avenue
Paul K. Cubbison, attorney; residence: 2500 North 10th Street

By 1924, the firm had a branch office for Westheight at the corner of Hoel Parkway and Washington Boulevard, and Gus A. Sandstrom was employed as a salesman.

In 1926, the firm consisted of:
Jesse Adrian Hoel; residence: 2108 Washington Boulevard
William A. Seymour, manager Brokerage Department
Gus A. Sandstrom, manager Westheight Manor Department
residence: 1001 North Washington Boulevard
Mahlon S. Weed, manager Business Property
residence: 2417 State Avenue
Adrian S. Moore, salesman; residence: 2021 North Tremont
Henry Kulka, salesman; residence, 3526 Virginia, Kansas City, Missouri

In 1929 the firm moved to the New England Shops, 847 Minnesota Avenue.

By 1938 the firm had moved to 553 Minnesota Avenue, and was closed by 1940.


APPENDIX THREE: WESTHEIGHT MANOR DEED RESTRICTIONS


Deed restrictions, in the absence of zoning, were originally placed on all property sales in the Westheight Manor development. The restrictions varied somewhat from property to property, depending on the location within Westheight. The example given here is for the house at 2410 State Avenue, built in 1926 by Harry Oldfather for Gus Sandstrom, of Hoel Realty, and subsequently sold to Nettie M. Reid.

First: Said land shall be occupied and used for residence purposes only and no flat, apartment house, hotel, store or livery stable shall be erected or kept thereon. No private barn or private garage shall be erected or kept or maintained wholly or partly within 90 feet of State Avenue unless when part of house.
Second: No residence or dwelling house shall be built or kept on the property hereby conveyed, costing less than $4,500.00 and same shall be a one-story style of house.
Third: The property hereby conveyed shall be restricted to the use of persons of the white race only.
Fourth: No main wall of any residence shall be built nearer than five feet to the west line nor more than eight feet from the west line of the property herein conveyed.
Fifth: This restriction shall not apply to bay windows, porches or piazzas. Any residence built on said property shall front on State Street and front wall of same shall be on building line 40 feet from front of property line parallel with the curb.
Sixth: Not more than one residence shall be built on the property hereby conveyed.
Seventh: By accepting this conveyance said grantee, his heirs and assigns, shall be bound to the same extent as if he or they had signed this instrument.



APPENDIX FOUR: WESTHEIGHT MATERIAL FROM
THE KANSAS CITY KANSAN

The Kansan was originally a newspaper of limited interest. But, on Monday, 31 January 1921, it became part of Senator Arthur Capper's chain - Capper Publications, and greatly expanded both its size and content. The paper was frankly intended to be a "booster" for Kansas City, Kansas, with strong support from the local business community. Beginning with that first issue, the Hoel Realty Company placed a series of advertisements for Westheight Manor, often full page and usually on Sunday. The series stopped in June of 1921, with the general business downturn. For some reason, no ads were placed in 1922 when construction in the city reached a post-World War I peak. Smaller ads reappeared in the real estate section of classified advertising in the Spring of 1923, and several larger ads in early 1924.

It should be noted that a map used repeatedly in the Westheight Manor ads included all of the Hoel property south of State Avenue and west of 22nd Street as being part of Westheight Manor. Articles did the same, as in references to the construction of the Falconer houses on North Washington Boulevard in Kate Cowick's column. Particularly intriguing is the repeated notice, "A beautiful birds-eye illustration of Westheight Manor, in colors, showing improvements, will be mailed upon request."
Issue date and page
- Item
31 January 1921, p. 32 - adv. first is series of eight.
6 February 1921, p. 12A - adv.
8 February 1921, p. 21 - adv.
11 February 1921, p. 13 - adv.
13 February 1921, p. 5A - adv.
18 February 1921, p. 2 - adv.
20 February 1921, p. 12A - adv.
27 February 1921, p. 11A - adv. - eighth and last in series.
27 February 1921, p. 14B - article, lot sales in Westheight with a rendering of the proposed Arthur J. Stanley house.
13 March 1921 pp. 8B & 9B - adv., includes several photos and a rendering of the Harry Winkler house.
20 March 1921, p. 7A - adv.
27 March 1921, p. 11B - adv., includes an aerial view drawing of Westheight and a rendering of the Edward Callender house.
10 April 1921, p. 7B - adv., reduced reprint of 27 March.
17 April 1921, p. 9D - article, lot sales in Westheight.
1 May 1921, p. 7B - adv., first in series of four appealing to social exclusiveness, illustrated by Kansas City Star cartoonist S. Ray.
8 May 1921, p. 7B - adv.
15 May 1921, p. 11B - adv.
22 May 1921, p. 7B - adv., fourth and last in series.
29 May 1921, p. 5B - adv.
5 June 1921, p. 7B - adv.
12 June 1921, p. 7B - adv.
14 June 1921, p. 10 - adv.
19 June 1921, p. 7B - adv., with description of public improvements in Westheight.
19 June 1921, p. 10B - article, rendering of the proposed B. B. Nance house designed by J. G. Braecklein, with extensive caption.
20 May 1923, p. 12B - adv., similar to the smaller adverts appearing in the classified section at this time.
16 March 1924, p. 9A - adv., with a list of Westheight Manor homeowners and renderings of the Torson, Jennings and Robertson houses by Victor J. DeFoe.
23 March 1924, p. 2A - article, developments in Westheight with a photo of the John W. Oyer house.
23 March 1924, p. 6B - adv.
30 March 1924, p. 12A - adv.
6 April 1924, p. 13A - adv.
27 July 1924, pp. 1 & 2 - article, announcing "The New England Shops" and proposed six-story hotel for Jesse A. Hoel, with a rendering of the development.
17 August 1924, p. 6A - adv., announcing Westminster Court with a copy of the plat and a rendering showing one side of the court.
25 April 1926, Section C - Special section of ten pages on the "Ideal Home", with photos, floor plans, articles and advs.



Appendix 5: ARCHITECTS

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