In 1905, William Strang Jr. platted a subdivision alongside the military road we now call Metcalf Avenue. He built an air field, a city park, and lake to entice city folk to come to a place he called Overland Park. To bring city folks to the countryside, he built the Strang Carline, an Interurban Railway connecting Kansas City and Overland Park.
And Overland Park was born.
The rail tracks are gone, but the historic Strang Carbarn remains at 79th Street and Santa Fe Drive. Down the street just past 80th Street, there is also a Carriage House, home to the Overland Park Historical Foundation.
Traditions' story begins in Wichita in the College Hill neighborhood. There you will discover unique stores and fine restaurants, beautiful homes, including one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is a neighborhood full of kindly neighbors and well-mannered children. Around College Hill Park, you will find brick-laid streets, mature trees, walking paths, and a beautiful Art Deco swimming pool.
Traditions Home, Douglas and Hillside Avenues in College Hill, Wichita.
From April through September, visit the DOP Farmers Market underneath the pavilion and east of the Clock Tower.
From June until August, listen to Summer Concerts in the Santa Fe Commons Park, Sundays from 7 - 8:30 p.m.