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A Quick History of Peculiar, Missouri
A cheeky postmaster set the fate of a town that would learn to embrace its unconventional name. The land was settled by emigrants from eastern states after the Civil War. When townspeople came up with a few different names for their little community, the postmaster, Edgar Thomson, sent in the applications for the names but each was denied because of their previous existence elsewhere. Thomson wrote to the Postmaster General and asked him to choose a name for the town “so long as it is peculiar”. The Postmaster General wrote back that he had established “Peculiar, Missouri” as the official name for the post office address. The town was platted in 1868 and in a decade, the railroad bought land from George Moore (of Raymore namesake) and a rail line was put in which helped the community grow and sustain life for its few hundred residents. The town was not incorporated by the state until 1953. It gained a little notoriety in the 1960s when the owner of the A’s threatened to move the baseball team to Peculiar during negotiation issues with Kansas City. Some growth during the 70s and then again in 90s and 2000s brought some new development and a need for the unification of Raymore’s school district to serve the 4,000 residents of Peculiar and outlying rural areas. While Peculiar is still a small town, it has a big love for its unique name and community.
The Chimneys and Fireplaces of Peculiar, Missouri
The fireplaces and chimneys of the town are as unique as its name. Regardless of if you have a masonry or manufactured chimney, Full Service Chimney will inspect your unit to determine the cleaning and possible repair needs. Often with older homes, flue liners and chimney caps were not included in the original construction. These are necessary parts to keep the flue safe from the elements, animals, leaks, and the high temperatures of the fire that can cause serious damage. Sometimes homeowners find that they want to update their fireplaces for a more modern look.
Not only can we update damaged brickwork on the outside, we can provide a “fireplace facelift” on the inside. If a traditional woodburning fireplace is no longer your desire, a gas fireplace insert can be installed in existing units for easy use and a modern look.
Whether its an annual inspection, a need for repairs, or a fireplace facelift, call Full Service Chimney for all of your chimney needs.