We recently had our house roof redone, and the roofer said that we should take down an old chimney that wasn't in use that came up through the house and out the middle of the roof. We agreed, and the chimney was torn down to below the roof, so that it's now sticking up in the middle of the attic. Where it comes down through the rooms, it is plastered over to match the walls. The house was built in 1890. My question is, can we tear down the rest of the chimney to eliminate the obnoxious square in two rooms, or is the chimney part of the support system of the house?
p.s. I can post pictures if that would help.