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Cooking and heating fires within buildings started in open atriums in pots or braziers. Theside wall fireplace replaced the brazier in the thirteenth century and chimneys with flues were added. As a focal point of a room, they became more ornate over time. The latin word for fireplace is focus.

Mid-century Modern - Dundas ON
Regency - Ancaster ON
Modern - Hamilton ON
Drawing of a fireplace - elevation and section
Loyalist - Queenston ON
Georgian - Grafton ON
Edwardian - Toronto ON
Mid-Century Modern - Dundas ON
Queen Anne - Cobourg ON

Mid-Century Modern - Toronto ON

with permission from Massey College

Arts and Crafts - Aldershot ON