Houston Whiteside Historic District

The Houston Whiteside Historic District is one of the original neighborhoods in Hutchinson, Kansas and was home to some of Hutchinson’s most prominent citizens.  Because it was considered to be the location of the most well-off residents, it was nicknamed the “Silk Stocking District”.  The neighborhood is located within the boundaries of the Burlington Northern Rail Road tracks on the North, Avenue B on the South, Elm Street to the West and Pershing Street to the East.  The district was listed in the National Register in 2004, and is named after Houston Whiteside, who lived in the Houston Whiteside House located at 504 E Sherman. 

A large number of beautiful homes remain, many of which have been restored.  There is a

strong sense of community, with annual events such as a neighborhood picnic each summer.  Please come visit our neighborhood.

Our Neighborhood - Hutchinson, KS

June Meeting

  1. Monday, June 9, 2014

  2. 14 East First (See Below)

  3. 7:00 pm

July Meeting

  1. Monday, July 14, 2014

  2. 416 East Sherman

  3. 7:00 pm

Upcoming Events

June Meeting

For June we will be touring two buildings.  First we will meet at the Catalyst Lofts building at 14 West First (just west of Allie’s downtown) for a tour of the new lofts which are still under construction.  Next we will move to the Emerson Carey Building at 127 East Avenue B (just east of City Hall).  Not only will we get to tour the building, we will hold our monthly meeting there as well.  Anyone from the Houston Whiteside neighborhood is welcome.