Volker Neighborhood

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The Volker neighborhood is an eclectic mix of housing people and lifestyles. Housing styles range from turn-of-the-century "Kansas City style" shirtwaist and four-square styles, to modest single-family bungalows and multi-story, brick colonnade apartment buildings of the 1920's, to ranch style, infill housing of the 1950's.

Thirty-three percent of housing units are owner-occupied and 55% are occupied by renters, per the 1990 U.S. Census. Vacant housing accounts for 12% of all units. The median value of single-family housing is $52,213. Seventy-four percent of the housing is more than 40 years old.

Two properties in the neighborhood are listed in both the National Register of Historic Places and the Kansas City Register of Historic Places. Loretto Academy, and example of Georgian Revival architecture sitting upon 6.5 acres, was built in 1902 as a Catholic girl's school and operated by the Sisters of Loretto. The Sisters were noted for their progressive educational instruction and religious tolerances, and the school was one of the first in the City to admit Black students. The residence of William Volker, "Roselawn", is the other distinguished historic structure in the neighborhood.

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Theft

I had a moped stolen from 1801 W. 41st and Bell St... (apartments) The moped is red &white, classic retro style, brand is Tao Tao..sticker emblem on sides was partially torn off on both sides due... more
Started: October 19th 2015Replies: 0

44% Rise in Natural Gas Unaccept

MGE has just filed for a rate increase with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase natural gas prices by 44%! They had the opportunity to fix prices last summer when they were around $4... more
Started: January 12th 2001Replies: 1

Drunk Driving Crackdown

Did you know Kansas City leads the state in alcohol related accidents AND in convicted drunk drivers who continue to drive? This week a special commission appointed by the Mayor issued these... more
Started: October 24th 2000Replies: 2

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