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The Chimneys & Fireplaces of Kansas City, Missouri
BY. ROBERT BERRY OWNER OF FULL SERVICE CHIMNEY
Winters with Loved Ones By the Fire
From the early days as a trading post on the bank of the Missouri River to today with friends and family enjoying a cool evening together, the families of Kansas City (KC) know moments by the homes hearth are the best! With local settlers history being set in the fickle climate of the central U.S., chimneys, fireplaces, and wood-stoves have always been part of KC’s culture.
First, wood-burning stoves and fireplaces were used as a source of heat to survive the harsh winter. They were also used to prepare evening meals. In recent years the fireplace is often a home’s decorative centerpiece or cozy gathering place for those special moments with loved ones.
Due to the areas history, very few homes in KCMO are without a hearth to make a house a home.
Immigrant Craftsmen Built Hearths in Many KC Homes
With the attraction of a robust economy and the opportunity to have one’s work ethic rewarded, Kansas City, MO was the choice of many craftsmen and women to settle when they came to call America home. The skills and traditions can be seen in the homes and chimneys built in the early 1900s. It was unthinkable to build a chimney or fireplace that only served a basic purpose. Even in the modest neighborhoods, the nature of the corbeling brickwork and ornamental tilling of the fireplaces were always included, a sure sign that this hearth was built by someone who valued the rich traditions of craftsmanship. As a testament to their talent, even one hundred years later, those hearths and homes remain.
Old Flue Vents Often Need Repair
The utility flues common in Kansas City, MO do the job of venting the gas appliances in the basement. These chimneys were state of the art at the time, utilizing the newly available clay flue tiles. However, many of these clay flue liners originally had boilers and gravity furnaces that burned oil and coal. Coal and oil combustion produce an exhaust rich in sulfur byproducts that perforated the liners and brickwork. Starting in the 1950s, natural gas became available in some neighborhoods and is now the only fossil fuel available citywide. Deterioration of these chimneys was the result of earlier sulfur deposits coupled with the heavy moisture content of the natural gas exhaust. The result is a premature failure of the liners and the chimneys that support them.
FSC Knows Old Chimneys
Fireplaces and chimneys of Kansas City, MO are of a historic nature and care should be taken to ensure their longevity. Full Service Chimney is the Kansas City chimney expert. Having been in business for three decades, we’ve restored and maintained thousands of chimneys across the metro. Whether your home is of recent construction or you are the caretaker of one of the home’s of yesteryear, allow Full Service Chimney to assist in keeping your home and hearth safe for years to come.
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A Quick History of Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO has been a host of trade, development, and political divide since its very beginning. What is now a first-class city, originated as a trading post off of the Missouri River. A Frenchman named Francois Chouteau established the post in 1821. Shortly after, John Calvin McCoy saw an opportunity to link the river landing to the Santa Fe Trail just a few miles south of the river with a general store. He saw the store as a sort of portal to the western frontier and named it “Westport”. The farm that the supply port was on was eventually purchased by 14 men. After they debated the name, including the options “Possum Trot” and “Rabbitville”, the Town of Kansas was named after the native Kansa Indians. The town was incorporated in 1850 by Jackson County, then by the state in 1853 when it became the City of Kansas. Officials finally landed on the name Kansas City in 1889.
Kansas City, MO-Downtown
Kansas City, MO-Downtown