The Bitting Historic District, created in 1978, is located in the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Bitting. There are 37 structures located within the district's boundaries, which represent the three periods of architectural significance in the city of Wichita: the boom period of the late 1880's with its Queen Anne architecture, the Craftsman and Prairie periods through the 1920's; and the post 1940's Minimal Traditional period of construction. The district also contains examples of Revival-style architecture, combined with two examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.
The district represents a working class neighborhood during the late 1800's and early 1900's, embracing all that was unique about middle class America of the time. An interesting two-story neighborhood shopping area exists in the center of the district, note the original "Golden Rule" gas station on the corner, at 1lth and Bitting.