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Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill is a neighborhood located in Kansas City, Kansas. It is bordered by Minnesota Avenue to its north, Interstate 70 to its east and south, and by 7th street to its west.

Previously known as Splitlog Hill derived from Mathias Splitlog who was a wealthy Wyandotte Indian mill owner who purchased the area in 1870. He later sold parts of the land to the Catholic parish as well as the nearby railroad companies. After the land was subdivided during the late 1800s, the neighborhood began to fill out first with German and Irish immigrants and later on began nesting Croatian and Slovene immigrants from the Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Karlovac areas. Most of the Strawberry Hill residents during the 20th century worked in the meatpacking industry, whose lots and factories were close within the neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas West Bottoms.

Between 1900 to 1913, Strawberry Hill saw significant growth with its new wave of Slavs emigrating from Slovenia, Russia, Serbia, and Croatia. During these years, lots of new churches were founded. St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish was founded during the 1900s, Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church was founded on the southern portion of Strawberry Hill, Holy Family Catholic Parish that was founded in 1900, known as the Russian Hill St. George Serbian Orthodox Church that was also founded by Serbian immigrants but the church itself wasn’t located in the neighborhood. Kansas City Junk Removal

During the 20th century when the epidemic Spanish flu reached Strawberry Hill, killing its many residents. In 1919 the response to the influx of orphaned children, the church of St. John the Baptist and the Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King have purchased the Cruise-Scroggs near the parish and it was converted into an orphanage.

Strawberry Hill has developed over the recent years due to the easy accessibility and proximity within downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and because of its relatively affordable housing stock.

Nearby Restaurants

Sarah’s on the Hill

At Sarah’s on the Hill, we serve cuisines such as our Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich, Meatball Sub, Toasted Ravioli, and more.

Address: 612 N 5th St, Kansas City, KS

Slaps BBQ

Slap’s BBQ is the evolution of Squeal Like a Pig BBQ’s competition cooking team. The Slap’s BBQ restaurant was built on our desire to create a product and customer experience with passion, perfection, and tradition while laying the foundation for 2 brothers to follow a dream of opening a BBQ restaurant.

Address: 553 Central Ave, Kansas City, KS


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