Downtown Overland Park
The history of the city's beginnings goes back to 1905 when its founder William B. Strang Jr., platted subdivisions, including one named "Overland Park," along a military roadway from Ft. Leavenworth to Ft. Scott and intersection the old Santa Fe Trail.
Strang envisioned a well planned "park-like" community with good businesses, quality education, tree-lined neighborhoods, ease of transportation and recreation - amenities that today, make Overland Park a great places to live and work.
Strang built an interurban railroad from Kansas City to Overland Park and then Olathe.
The tracks are now gone, but the limestone carbarn that housed the trolley cars remains at 79th and Santa Fe Drive, now home to Traditions Furniture, along with the Carriage House down the street, home to the Overland Park Historical Society.
In the early 1990's Downtown Overland Park was renovated with the addition of the Clock Tower and the Farmers Market where fresh vegetables and flowers are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays during spring and summer.
Welcome to Traditions Home, 3220 E. Douglas and the neighborhood of College Hill, with many of Wichita's most beautiful homes (including one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), kindly neighbors, brick laid streets, mature trees, all centered around a beautiful park and swimming pool.
Home is where we raise our families and entertain friends and guests. College Hill is our home, a place where we can walk to work or school and dine in a growing selection of fine restaurants.
Traditions Home as unique as College Hill.
During the spring and summer visit the Farmers Market located east of Santa Fe Drive, between 79th and 80th Sts., just two blocks west of Metcalf Ave., Saturdays April - October, 6:30 am - 1 pm; Wednesdays June - September, 7:30 am - 1 pm. Bring a blanket or a chair and look forward to Summer Concerts in the Santa Fe Commons Park, each Sunday, June 7 through Aug. 9, from 7 - 8:30 p.m..
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