Chimney Service in Kansas City, MO
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The Chimneys & Fireplaces of Kansas City, Missouri
BY: ROBERT BERRY, OWNER OF FULL SERVICE CHIMNEY
From the early days as a trading post on the Missouri River bank 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.
Winters with Loved Ones By the Fire
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 Local Hearths
With the attraction of a robust economy and the opportunity to have one’s work ethic rewarded, the growing KC area was the choice of many craftsmen (and their families) to settle when they came to call America home. The skills and traditions are still seen in many homes and chimneys built locally in the early 1900s. At the time, it was unthinkable to build a chimney or fireplace that only served a basic purpose.
Even in modest neighborhoods, the nature of the corbeling brickwork and ornamental tile were always included. If you see that special attention to detail in your home, it’s a sure sign that your hearth was built by someone who valued the rich traditions of fireplace and chimney craftsmanship.
As a testament to their talent, even one hundred years later, those hearths and homes remain in our historical city.
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.
We Know Old Chimneys
Fireplaces and chimneys of KCMO 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.
Full Service Chimney regularly installs a gas exhaust liner kit in the original chimney, both preserving the delicate flue and returning the needed level of safety for the customer.
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A Quick History of KCMO
Kansas City has been a host of trade, development, and political divide since its 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.
After the Civil War, Congress passed a bill in 1869 to build a bridge crossing the Missouri River. This allowed the city, to dominate trade in the area. Promising economic opportunities brought more growth to the city and along with it, influential figures who left their mark on the city’s history.
William Rockhill Nelson bought The Kansas City Star and used the medium as a way to build interest in the community’s growth, which led to major buildings and the donation of land for Swope Park. Mr. Nelson left his mansion to build the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum as well.
As the population increased, home construction grew outside the city. One well known real estate developer, J.C. Nichols, was the spearhead of this growth. He helped build the Country Club Plaza, a shopping center for families in the 1920s through the 1960s, making KC one of the most livable cities in the central US.
In its nearly 200 years since being established, Kansas City has acquired more land all around the city and now spans parts of four counties and 319 square miles with a population of about 489,000 people. Although the population has steadily increased, the city has approximately 15,000 vacant homes.
Due to its central location within the country, accessibility to railroads, interstates, and the attractive installation of Google Fiber, there are many national headquarters located in the area. Current officials recognize the potential for growth within the city and have worked hard to bring in new infrastructure and amenities to support the vision. Despite its obstacles, Kansas City, MO is proud of its strong cultural identity centered around professional sports, barbecue, jazz, and the arts.
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