The Heart of Kensington is a group of neighbors who have come together to help preserve and promote our neighborhood's small town look and feel. We celebrate Kensington's uniqueness by conducting historic home tours and lectures, communicating information about our historical resources, and interacting with preservationists in other historic neighborhoods.
Our next historic home tour will be in 2015, to coincide with the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California International Exposition.
Explore these pages and get a look at some of the great houses in Kensington that have been formally designated as historical resources. Check out the Walking Tour for the complete list of 55 designated historical resources in our neighborhood. Find information about the process of historical designation, the Mills Act, and historic districts.
Most of all, walk around Kensington and take in the beauty of the solidly constructed old houses, decorative lamp posts, sidewalk stamps, one hundred year old trees, and attractive business district. Find out where Kensington Park, Kensington Manor, Kensington Heights and Talmadge Park are. Learn about your neighborhood, meet your neighbors, and share your appreciation of this wonderful place we call home.
To keep posted on the details for future Landmarked Homes of Kensington tour, visit this website frequently for updates, or send email to hometour@HeartofKensington.org.