It’s too bad that section of chimney could not have been saved and put on display out at the Seiberling Mansion Museum. It would certainly have been a conversation piece, maybe even another first in the City of Firsts. The next best thing would be if a current local brickmason could volunteer to try and build a replica of that section of chimney for display. People would be amazed at how it would look, and an early vision of a Kokomo bricklayer could be appreciated.
It’s hard to visualize or imagine how that chimney was constructed. It looked like it could have been the work of some of the Seiberling Mansion stonemasons, although they often showed up too drunk to work out there. The brickmason or masons who planned and accomplished such an architectural masterpiece like they did in that Taylor Street house would have had to have been both sober and focused. But we will never know whom he or they were.
Who would have known such a chimney was hidden away in the attic of that old house? It makes one wonder, what other treasures remain to be discovered in the City of Firsts?
Jeff Hatton, Greentown