Chimney Service in Merriam, KS

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The Fireplaces & Chimneys of Merriam, Kansas

BY: ROBERT BERRY, OWNER OF FULL SERVICE CHIMNEY

As a part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Merriam, KS is well-known as the home of both Lee Jeans and Seaboard Corporation; however, what interests the team at Full Service Chimney the most is the wide variety of fireplaces and chimneys that can be found throughout the city. Since the formation of Merriam, KS in 1950, the city has grown to become the home of more than 11,000 individuals. Whether you have a historic home with an older fireplace that needs a little more attention or want to invest in a more modern solution, Full Service Chimney is here to help!

The Finest Constructed Hearth Systems

The homes of Merriam, Kansas, and the fireplaces and chimneys that serve them are some of the finest constructed anywhere! Masonry artisans consistently gave extra attention to the structure and specifications common to the chimneys of this period. With the bulk of the over five thousand households in the area constructed in the fifties and sixties, most of the chimneys were constructed of quality materials. Only a few of the chimneys in the city include reclaimed brick in their construction. 

Leawood Stonework

Merriam Stone Chimney in snow

Time Takes its Toll, Leading to Unavoidable Repairs

Although most of Merriam’s chimneys and fireplaces were built of new bricks, the passage of time on these well-built structures started showing. Consistently, we find chimneys here with signs of the 60-plus years of life. Deterioration of mortar in these masonry units are showing up with few exceptions. The flue liners of both the fireplaces and utility flue have missing mortar joints and/or damaged flue tiles. While the cracks and gaps to the exterior will introduce moisture into the home, damaged flue systems may allow exhaust and fire to the home.  

Leawood Brickwork

Dated Brick on a Merriam Chimney

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A Quick History of Merriam, KS

In the 1920s, the Shawnee tribe moved to the new lands they were allotted after the government took over the tribe’s land in Ohio. Turkey Creek provided fresh water and resources to those who wanted to live further south than the Kansas River. Quaker settlers built a mission in 1836 on what is now 61st and Hemlock. The mission’s purpose was to educate the natives about Christianity as well as agriculture and trade. After the Kansas-Nebraska Act, land rights changed again, and Mary Parks, a native, sold her land to David Gee Campbell. When he moved his home on the south side of modern-day Johnson Drive, he opened the land to development. Around 20 homes were built in addition to a few businesses.  

Gezer Park in Leawood

Roundhouse, Kansas Pacific Railway, 1873

The small community called itself Campbellton after Mr. Campbell. Soon after, in 1870, the first railroad depot was built in Campbellton for the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Gulf rail line. At that time, Campbellton was changed to the name Merriam for Charles Merriam, an administrator for the railroad. The town’s open land and accessibility from the vastly growing Kansas City made it the ideal place to build a large amusement park in 1880. The amusement park, called Merriam Park, successfully drew in around 20,000 visitors per day. It was open until around 1900 when Kansas City built its own amusement parks, and Merriam Park went out of business. The area was turned into a more traditional park with a baseball pavilion and play-sets and is still standing today.  

As the population grew in the community, so did the need for schools. When a new elementary school, South Park Elementary, was built in the 1940s black children were denied admittance to the school based on color and race. They were forced to attend a school for blacks that was outdated and inadequate. Corinth Nutter, along with 39 other families, filed a lawsuit in Webb vs. District 90. This lawsuit eventually played a roll in Brown v the Board of Education

The town didn’t become incorporated until 1950. As one of the most populated cities in Johnson County at the time, the city was home to the first public library, full-service hospital (Shawnee Mission Medical Center), and largest park in the area. It has continued to grow and develop over the decades. As Merriam is divided by the busy I-35, several corporate businesses and stores sit just off the highway. With a current population of 11, 200 people, residents enjoy many housing options, quality schools, several parks, and accessibility to amenities and entertainment all around the area.  

Your Merriam, Kansas Fireplace Repair Professionals

Full Service Chimney sweeps have repaired and replaced tens of thousands of fireplaces and chimneys in the Merriam, KS area. We can help you too!

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