Herman Melville’s humorous short story, “I and My Chimney,” published in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine in 1856, is based on the huge chimney at Arrowhead (though the plot is fictional!). In honor of Herman's writing his brother, Allen Melville, printed the opening paragraphs of "I and My Chimney" on the chimney at Arrowhead, which can still be viewed today.
"I and My Chimney is available at the shop at Arrowhead, and online here.
By Herman Melville with an updated introduction. Published by The Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, 2012.