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  •  I would not have thought it meanness either (6+ / 0-)

    except that they didn't have enough bricks to extend above the roof.  And when the two houses were made into one and the original roof raised slightly  sometime between 1785 and 1860, the entire chimney was enclosed--it wasn't knocked down to make for clearance.  I know that because I saw it before it was removed, and there was a slight decorative edge where the top course was stepped out about half an inch.  Had they not laid massively large mortar joints, they would not have had enough bricks to finish the job.  I have no other explanation.

    "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

    by DrLori on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:26:58 AM PST

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