1. The Johnson home’s fireplace in New Orleans
Frances Benjamin Johnston’s home, 1132 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana (Photo from between 1920 and 1950)
2. Wormsloe Plantation fireplace – Savannah, Georgia
Home of Dr and Mrs Craig Barrow – building dates to c1820
3. Old-fashioned fireplace in the Cupola House (photo from 1936)
Cupola House, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
4. North Carolina Governor’s home (photo from 1937)
Home of Samuel Johnston, who was North Carolina’s Governor in 1787, and the first US Senator from NC. Building dates to 1801.
5. Elegant blue living room with classical fireplace (photo from 1957)
Wellman home on Beacon Street, Boston
6. Fort Defiance Plantation fireplace (photo from 1938)
Fort Defiance Plantation, Lenoir vic., Caldwell County, North Carolina
7. Kirksey House in Eutaw, Alabama (photo from 1939)
8. Decorative arch & fireplace in Georgia home (photo from c1899)
Interior view of room showing chandelier, decorative arch, fireplace, and furniture. Photo from “Negro life in Georgia, USA.,” compiled and prepared by WEB Du Bois, v. 3, no. 286.
9. Upstairs sitting room fireplace, New Jersey
Second floor sitting room view of fireplace and windows, showing the projecting fireplace and mantelpiece at the Henry Miller House on Main Street, Oldwick, Hunterdon County, NJ
10. Edmund Cogswell Converse house’s fireplace (photo from 1908)
Home located in Greenwich, Connecticut
11. Home of Mrs Herbert Coppell, Pasadena (photo from 1917)
12. Henry Miller House fireplace
Main Street, Oldwick, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
13. Tyrconnell, Baltimore, Maryland (Photo from 1930s)
14. Fireplace in the Long House, Kansas City, MO (Photo from 1986)
View from the library, showing the fireplace and built-in bookcases. R A Long House, 3218 Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
15. Mary Scott Townsend House, Washington DC (Photo from c1910)
16. Georgian fireplace in a paneled wall (1941)
Backed by a paneled wall, this Georgian fireplace might well be in a living-room. But here, framed by the canopy of a great bed, it turns a bedroom into a grand place for evening reading or chats.
17. Early American fireplace (1941)
An Early American fireplace, framed in white stone and embraced by the wainscoted plank paneling of the walls, snuggles into its corner to smile out over the whole room. The tiny mantel is graciously plain.
18. Bedroom made more inviting by a fireplace of Colonial design (1941)
Here’s a bedroom made more inviting by a fireplace of Colonial design. See the tiny wood cupboard at left, the polished brass andirons and fender, and the discreet tidiness of the graceful wood molding.
19. Georgian style paneled wall (1941)
If you’ve ever thought Georgian style formal, look well at this delicately paneled fireplace wall, with its graceful flanking cupboard doors, its lofty opening, and then feel yourself warmly welcomed.
20. American Colonial updated with modern styles (1941)
Here are a fireplace and wall in an American-Colonial home more than two centuries old. But see how pleasing to the modern taste are the corner cupboard, paneling, and whitewashed plaster fireplace.
21. Corner fireplace with cupboard (1941)
Unusual — and warmingly charming — is this corner fireplace with its china cupboard above. Notice how the curves of the hearth, fireplace opening, cupboard back, shelves, and molding all blend in harmony
22. Dutch Colonial circular fireplace (1941)
This corner fireplace’s circular hearth, rough plaster, and discreet framing and mantel of wood might mark it as Dutch Colonial, or it might be Early American to fit scalloped cupboard-bookcase.
Elegant mirrored fireplace from 1920
Antique fireplace style, as seen in the 1960s
25. Fireplace at the Chimney House (photo from 1938)
Chimney House, 113 Walnut St., Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina
Photos via the US Library of Congress; Better Homes & Gardens, December 1941 and other sources