The Cape Charles Town Council denied an appeal to a Historic District Review Board decision regarding the removal of a chimney.
The house in question is the former church at the corner of Madison and Strawberry. The church had an outside chimney at one point, however, the 1999 renovation encompassed it.
The chimney extends through the roof, and down into one of the bathrooms. The applicants wished to remove the chimney in order to make the bathroom more usable. The applicant also argued that since the chimney was part of the 1999 renovation, it was no longer historical.
The town denied the application for removal of the chimney based on the fact that it was part of the original structure and established part of the home’s historic character.