Kansas City, Mo. (May 20, 2014) – As Union Hill continues construction to fully complete the historic neighborhood’s residential component, the public is invited to stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy its vibrant gardens and historical ambiance at the 19th annual Union Hill Garden Tour on Sunday, June 8. The self-guided tours will run from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Home owners, expert gardeners and volunteers will be available along the tour to field any questions and provide gardening tips. In addition to the garden tours, the nearly-completed Taylor Building, a multi-family, 23-unit building inspired by Chicago’s Lincoln Park, will be open for tours at 230 E. 30th Street. Also open for tours will be newly built homes for sale at 3015 McGee Street and 3008 DeGroff Way.
What: 19th annual Union Hill Garden Tour
Date/Time: June 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: The self-guided tours begin at 31st Street and Grand Ave.
Admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60 years and up). Children 12 and under are free. Cash only!
Parking: Complimentary parking is available in the KCPL lots at 31st Street and Grand Ave.
Beneficiary: A portion of proceeds from the 19th annual Union Hill Garden Tour will benefit the Union Cemetery Historical Society, an organization that works to restore, maintain and preserve the burial records of Kansas City’s oldest public cemetery, Union Cemetery. For more information, visit www.uchskc.org.
About Union Hill
Established in 1857, Union Hill is one of Kansas City’s oldest continuous neighborhoods with more than 1000 young professionals, established mobile mid-career and active empty nesters. Union Hill is a true urban neighborhood, spanning more than 16 city blocks nestled between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road on the east, the 31st Street corridor on the south and approximately 27th Street on the south. Overlooking Crown Center and the downtown skyline, the Union Hill district offers convenient living surrounded by green space, dining, arts, entertainment, fitness and some of Kansas City’s major employers. Bob Frye leads the overall development, preservation and advancement of Union Hill with a more than 30-year history of ownership and solid development that builds on 150 years of history with a long term vision and commitment to the neighborhood. Kansas City’s history is embraced throughout the district. For more information, visit www.unionhill.com or follow the latest at on www.facebook.com/unionhillkc, @UHILLKC on Twitter and Instagram or call 816-777-5900.