Here's Sue walking through the door between the living your and kitchen. You can see where we put our hammer through the plaster to see what was behind it -- a chimney.
And here's the wall with all the plaster and lath removed.
The demotion dames are looking quite pleased with themselves.
You can get an idea of the amount of plaster from the bags in the bedroom waiting for the rubbish bin.
Now that the plaster's off you can see the walled-in chimney between the studs (and some of the debris from the walls). In the early days there was a wood burning heater vented into the chimney on each side.
The wallpaper we found behind
some shelves is another relic from an earlier time.
Here are two views of the enlarged room. The space is now completely open except for the chimney, which will remain. On the living room side we'll install an electric fireplace.
The next step is to design the kitchen and contact the drywallers. It's pretty exciting.