Saturday, June 28, 2008

Chimney View

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Have you ever seen a window embedded in a chimney?

8 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Hi Slim! Thanks for your comment on my blog! :)

Is this really a chimney? Or just made to look like one... Either way, it looks cool!

slim said...

My pleasure, tlb-

This is an 1880s house and the chimney extends past the roofline, so my guess is that there is a flue to the left and the rest is a decorative element. Maybe a cook stove is hooked up to it . . . or a Franklin stove because there isn't much space between windows for a fireplace . . . no matter . . . I'll have to keep guessing until I meet the inhabitants and find out.

marley said...

I've never seen that before! At least they can open the window to let the smoke out!!

Small City Scenes said...

Maybe at one time it was a working fireplace and now just decorative. Whichever it is cool looking.
Thanks for visiting my blog. MB

• Eliane • said...

Eh, no... quite amazing. I guess this is an easy one for Santa Claus.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

in our old neighborhood in shaker heights there was a house that had a window in it's chimney, never failed to amaze and tickle!

if I remember correctly, the mark twain house in hartford has a window right over the fireplace - twain thought it was amusing to have a window there -- particularly when it was snowing.

Isadora said...

This is quite a site and what a great idea it was :)

Karl said...

Slim,

You are correct the flue is to the left - there wasn't a fire place there and the room is the kitchen so there was probably a Franklin or a cook stove there. I always marvel at that window especially considering there are windows to the left and right of it