Southmoreland is a neighborhood located in Kansas City, Missouri bordered by 39th Street on the north, Rockhill and Gillham Road on the east, Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard on the south and Main Street on the west.

It is home to the Kansas City Art Institute, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Rockhill Manor,[1] a very busy QuikTrip and many artists.


The Southmoreland neighborhood was established in the late 19th century as an elite neighborhood of businessmen from Kansas City, Missouri. It soon attracted working-class families who moved to the area after a streetcar line was built between downtown Kansas City and the neighborhood. The neighborhood thrived until World War II when the larger mansions were converted into apartments. The neighborhood reflects an eclectic mix of Colonial Revival mansions and Arts & Crafts style cottages. The Southmoreland neighborhood was voted as one amongst eight neighborhoods nationwide as the "Best Old House Neighborhoods 2009: Editor's Pick" by This Old House. The neighborhood has undergone many renovations and improvements.[2][3]


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