The Englewood/Procter neighborhoods are located in western-central Independence, Missouri. They generally lie to the east of Sterling Avenue, west of Crysler Avenue, south of Winner Road, and north of 23rd Street (M-78).
The Englewood/Procter neighborhood consists mainly of single family homes from the early to mid-twentieth century with scattered remnants of late nineteenth century farmsteads and late twentieth century infill construction. The area between Crysler and Forest Avenues developed as early suburbs in the City of Independence, while the area west of Forest initially developed as part of an unincorporated area of Jackson County. At the old city limits at Forest Avenue, Linden Avenue becomes 19th Street and Lexington becomes Winner Road. A grassy median that divides Winner Road denotes the change. This median incorporates the historic right-of-way for Willard Winner’s interurban rail line. The Englewood Commercial District lies to the west of this area and provides regularly scheduled events like Third Friday Art Walks.
The neighborhood’s architecture is made of up a variety of styles. Some of the more common types are Gable Front, Gable and Wing, Folk Victorian, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival and Foursquare. Most notably are the Mediterranean Revival, Craftsman, and Prairie-style homes. Most of the area’s housing stock dates from the 1910s through the 1930s.
Today, this vibrant area is known for its central location to the Independence Square and the Englewood Business District, diversity of housing stock, and high level of architectural integrity.