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A Quick History of Mission, KS
Before the Kansas-Nebraska Act gave rights to white settlers, the area that is now Mission was populated by small local tribes and the Shawnee tribe which had relocated from Ohio. In 1829 a mission was built on the land that would serve as a place for religious and trade education for Native Americans. The Santa Fe Trail went through the area when the land was opened to pioneers and the mission became a popular place to stop for fresh water from the spring. In the 1920s, the family who owned most of the farmstead in the area sold off enough land to be subdivided into 245 lots for development. This new subdivision was called Mission Hill Acres and had its own small community by the 1930s.
The name was shortened to Mission in 1938. As an outskirt of the Kansas City area, urban sprawl created growth after World War II into the 1970s. Though Mission rests on a modest 3 square miles, it is home to over 9,000 people. Residents enjoy quality schools through the Shawnee Mission School District, a downtown shopping and dining district, and unique housing options throughout the city.
The Fireplaces and Chimneysof Mission, KS
BY ROBERT BERRY, FULL SERVICE CHIMNEY
Beautiful Mission Homes
The times and styles of the homes of the town of Mission are second to none in the Kansas City metro. The homes, as well as hearths, have a history that began prior to the town’s construction boom of the 20s and 30s. Many of Mission’s residences are over seventy years old. The chimneys and fireplaces that serve them were built prior to codes and standards established in later years. Though designed with the unique features common to the period, features like flue tile liners, refractory mortars and necessary clearance to combustibles cause their fire worthiness to be questioned.
Sturdy, but old hearths and chimneys
Many of the chimneys of Kansas City are in similar conditions to the ones found in Mission. The passage of time and spotty safety features requires that they are rehabilitated before they can safely serve families once again. Full Service Chimney has been repairing chimneys in the area for the past three decades. The hearths here are frequently rehabilitated with only a few adjustments of the safety features.
Restoration and Repair are a Full Service Chimney specialty
The furnace and water heater flues, for example, were built with a much larger appliance in mind. The repair is to return the passageway to its original gas tight rating and size it to the more efficient ones the flues are now servicing. The procedure of repairing these utility flues not only save the chimney from damaging moisture exposure but also protects the occupants from the toxin of carbon monoxide. Fireplaces in excess of thirty years old routinely need restoration of its clay flue liner and smoke chamber. These fireplaces require properly sized liners to take the place of the deteriorated clay flue liners, and the smoke chambers are made usable with an application of high-temperature cement to ensure that smoke and fire stay in its place.
When it comes to flues and hearths, trust your home to Full Service Chimney
The typical first visit to a Mission home involves examining and evaluating the condition of the system, documenting the current fireplace assessment, and developing the necessary steps to bring it back to its former status. If you want to enjoy the precious moments of a properly prepared hearth and fireplace, allow Full Service Chimney to serve your home as well.
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