Prospect Hills

Prospect Hills is a historic neighborhood on the Southwest side of Topeka across the street from the 160 acre Gage Park. Originally a farm with a huge pond where I-70 crosses Danbury Lane, Prospect Hills was the Prospect Hills Golf Club during the 1920s and until 1938 when Alf Landon purchased the land and created Prospect Hills. An interesting fact is that there was a steam train that ran from downtown to Martin Hill, which we know as the Menninger Hill, and stopped at the McAfee Pond to swim in the summer, and shop ice in the winter.

Prospect Hills is a serene, neighbor oriented neighborhood with large lots, various styles of homes, and beautiful mature trees. It’s like living in a Park!
-Jeff Scott, Prospect Hills, Topeka

 

History of Prospect Hills – by Harold Jasperson