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foursticks
Chimney with no fireplace in my 1905 old house

The previous owner of this loveable old house took a sledge hammer to the living room wall where the fireplace should have been. There was no fireplace, but now a huge hole in the wall with not so nice brick underneath. I don't understand??? I live by myself, and am very interested in how my house came to be!

junkout
Re: Chimney with no fireplace in my 1905 old house

so what is the question?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Chimney with no fireplace in my 1905 old house

Many houses of that era were built with the use of heating stoves in mind rather than a firplace.

Jack

function
Re: Chimney with no fireplace in my 1905 old house

Perhaps there was once a very nice fireplace there that a prior owner took with them or sold to make an extra buck or two. One of the joys of an old house is all of the stupid things prior owners did.

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