Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Chimney pot
Alternate name: Chimney can

A cylindrical pipe of brick, terra-cotta, or metal placed on the top of a chimney to improve the draft to draw away noxious fumes from coal-burning fireplaces

Commonly found throughout England and in the US in Tudor Revival architecture

See History of Chimney Pots (Chimney Pot Shoppe)

See also: Chimney cap

Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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