The Porter Farmstead Historic Preservation Project

The Osage Indians Often Passed Through

Prior to western expansion in the United States, the Osage Indians often used a path that became Troost Avenue.

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The Mormons in the 1830s

The reported history of the Porter Farm Homestead began well before James Porter arrived in Missouri in 1834.

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The Porter Farm

Before it was divided and subdivided, developed and redeveloped, this 365-acre area of Kansas City centered around 27th and Troost was known as the Porter Farm.

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Development of the Porter Farm

After the Civil War, the Porter family began to sell off lots. They also began developing residential lots in 1886.

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Historic Character

Recently, there have been serious efforts to catalogue and document the historic character of buildings and geographic artifacts of what we are calling the Porter Farm District.

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