KIMMSWICK, MISSOURI HEATING AND COOLING SERVICES
Kimmswick has its fair share of swampy land that hosts salt and mineral springs. The land had previously drawn people to it due to the salt deposits from the salt springs. The land where Kimmswick would later be established had been inhabited by humans all the way from the end of the last Ice Age. Early settlers eventually made their way there too and acquired land through Spanish land grants in the 1700s. Once the land came under the United States’ control after France had sold it to them, Kimmswick started to become a reality. Theodore Kimm, a wealthy dry goods merchant from St. Louis, bought the land from Captain George Washington Waters on October 4, 1850. Captain George Washington Waters was the Jefferson County Surveyor.
Theodore Kimm founded the town in 1859. The reason he had established the town was because of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad that had been built along the Mississippi River. The railroad offered quick travel and access to Kimmswick. By 1867, the small town was flourishing and had several stores. Theodore Kimm retired in 1872 and sold all the unsold lots in Kimmswick along with his house. Before selling the lots, however, he established half of a block of the town for the public market place and park.
Theodore Kimm died on February 5, 1886, in Switzerland. Kimmswick’s city hall was built seventeen years later. In 1880, a large amusement park opened in Kimmswick and attracted thousands of visitors. After it was opened, showboats started to come through the town before they finally stopped coming in 1933. Life started to slow down in Kimmswick once cars became the main source of transportation. You can read more about Kimmswick’s history here, where we found all of our information.
Partney Heating and Cooling has been serving towns just like Kimmswick for over twenty years. We offer services such as repairing and installing ductwork, air conditioners, and furnaces. We also offer ductwork cleaning. We work on both residential and commercial properties. Use the form below to contact us or schedule an appointment in Kimmswick, Missouri. We look forward to hearing from you!