Hey! First post ever in any forum. Let's see how this goes... I recently purchased a huge plantation home (built circa 1840) with a dual-parlor layout. each parlor on the main level has a fireplace. The chimneys of course extends upward through the roof. The one fireplace has a woodburning insert that i would like to remove. The other fireplace has been bricked off. the original mantel and outline of the fireplace is still intact, its almost like it was enclosed from the inside. I would like to open this fireplace up as well. Moving up to the second level, Directly above the bricked off fireplace on level one, is an open fireplace attached to the same chimney as the fireplace below it. Directly above the fireplace with the woodburning insert, is another bricked-off fireplace. Same concept as the one on the first level. Original mantel and fireplace outline exist, but its almost like it was bricked off from the inside. My goal is to bring this house back to its original glory. i feel having all the original fireplaces operating will add value to the home. HELP ME PLEASE!