Not Chim Chim Cher-ee

Observation:  In today’s 26 mile ride, I came upon three different homes with the chimneys exposed like the pics you see below.  Sure there is a construction story here in why in all three cases the exterior wood was not completely burnt, but the heat was so intense all the bricks fell off on that side of the house only.  Perhaps that is what happens in a chimney fire?  Anyway, while it’s obviously sad to see, it’s interesting to see the brickwork of that era.

Distance:  26.51 miles

D-Fact:  The original Belle Isle Bridge burnt down in 1915 when a steel cart used for heating tar tipped over and started a fire.  People really wept for the old bridge, and it’s considered to be one of the most spectacular fires in Detroit’s history

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