Chimney Service in Tonganoxie, KS

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The Fireplaces & Chimneys of Tonganoxie, Kansas

BY: ROBERT BERRY, OWNER OF FULL SERVICE CHIMNEY

With a population of just under 6,000, Tonganoxie, Kansas, is a blossoming and beloved city within the Kansas City metropolitan area. Initially platted in 1866 and named after a local Native American Chief from the Delaware tribe, the city’s homes are often as diverse as their unique history. As a trusted provider of all things chimney and fireplace, Full Service Chimney is proud to serve the residents of Tonganoxie, Kansas, with the highest quality service possible whenever it may be needed.

Historic Hearths and Routine Maintenance

While the homes of Tonganoxie, Kansas, may span several different periods, the historic hearths found throughout the city often have specialized routine maintenance that is needed to keep them functional, enhance safety and maintain their natural beauty. Though many of these chimneys are nearly one hundred years old, they used the finest materials during construction, and careful attention was given to the craftsmanship. Since the late 1980s, the technicians of Full Service Chimney have helped keep Tonganoxie’s hearths warm and the homes safe by providing quality work priced at a great value.

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Updated Chimney Crown and Cap

Although a vital part of the overall chimney system, the crown and cap are often overlooked because homeowners do not see them regularly without a bit of effort. As a concrete, mortar or stone covering that seals the top of the chimney and diverts rainwater, damaged or aged chimney crowns can begin leaking rainwater inside the home and further damaging other components inside the fireplace chimney. Full Service Chimney offers complete crown and cap repair, replacement and restoration services to help protect your investment.

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A Quick History of Tonganoxie, KS

Tonge-noxie (changed to its current spelling of “Tonganoxie” in 1900) was established and incorporated in 1866 by European immigrants. Tonganoxie, meaning “shorty” in the Delaware Indian language, was named after the Delaware Indian honorary chief from that area. Most Delaware Indians relocated to Oklahoma during the Civil War, though some stayed in what is now Leavenworth and part of Wyandotte counties. There were many skilled trades among the townspeople. At the time, traders and settlers were using Tonganoxie as a point of passage between Leavenworth and Lawrence. When flooding happened along the river, it was nearly impossible to get through and Tonganoxie became a shelter to travelers. The town went from one hotel in 1868 to 15 hotels by 1900 in order to support its visitors. One of the hotels, called the Myers Hotel, was opened by Molly Myers in 1889. Molly’s breakfast became well known to travelers on the stagecoach trail and even after the trail became a bus stop, people would still get off there just to have Molly’s food. The Broadway play “Bus Stop” was based on the people that the playwright encountered at the Myers Hotel.

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The population grew enough to support log cabin school built in 1869. Shortly after, in 1874, a brick schoolhouse was constructed and utilized until a high school was built in 1910. Although the town’s population was under 500 in the 1870s, there were ten saloons but no official law enforcement. After this became an issue among residents who could not resolve issues independently, a marshal was appointed and a small jail was built. Before police transportation was provided, Marshals or citizens would give the marshal a ride to disputes and emergencies themselves. One Marshal, Bill Stone, was famous for riding his milk cow around town to do his rounds. Crime increased during the Depression since so many people were out of jobs and relying on bootlegging, gambling, and theft to make ends meet. The city realized they would need an automobile to make the police force more effective and the first town car was purchased. Things were relatively uneventful from then on as crime decreased so much so that Tonganoxie only just opened its first new city hall and police department in 105 years in 2016.

Overhanging Crown on Stone Chimney

The town has stayed relatively small with less than 2,000 residents until the 1990s. It saw its largest growth from 2000-2010, with an estimated 5,300 now living there. Tyson Corporation announced in 2017 that it was interested in building a 320 million dollar plant just outside of the city that would create 1,600 new jobs. This announcement was met with resistance by citizens and school board officials who opposed everything from the company’s ethics to the poultry smell, to the strain on the school district/town resources the new plant would surely bring. Residents were heard and the company currently has plans on hold.

Tonganoxie, affectionately nicknamed “Tongie”, is proud of its small-town values and wants to remain a pleasant, accessible, and clean place to live for its residents.

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

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