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Westport, Kansas City: 5 reviews and 11 photos

  BArs and eateries cover the area
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  • BArs and eateries cover the area - Kansas City
      BArs and eateries cover the area
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  • At intersection of Roanoke and 39th- west side - Kansas City
      At intersection of Roanoke and 39th- west side
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  • Kelly's BAr-wood floors from 1800's - Kansas City
      Kelly's BAr-wood floors from 1800's
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  • View lookiing east into the two block commerce - Kansas City
      View lookiing east into the two block commerce
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  • Intersection is main drag - Kansas City
      Intersection is main drag
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This used to be the cowboy style and rough and ready area. It was founded by Issac McCoy in 1833 by constructing a log building. The area was staged for commerce for the settlers coming through town and needed goods as the last stop before venturing into the prairie. it was a crossroads for the trails going south and west via the north route. At one time, the town had 2,000 people. Now that many fit into a bar on Saturday evening. On remaining structure is Kelly's bar, and it is still "rustic". Wood floors and hasn't been cleaned good for a century, or so.
Westport is and can be a somewhat dangerous place to hang out late in the evening. There are bar fights, and police try to maintain a sense of stability, but it can cause an uprising at any time. I had experienced the problem with drugs and killings on property down there when I managed some retail stores.

Website: http://www.westportkc.com/history.html

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  • Updated Mar 22, 2009
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