A few updates. First, the fireplace, gas pipes, chimney, and stove pipes have been removed.
The chimney was made of ceramic tubes, each one weighing about 45 pounds.
Upstairs closet with space freed from the removal of the stove pipe and chimney. Drywalled on one side, but awaiting rewiring.
The bedroom wall that I scraped the wallpaper from has been patched and given a few coats of mud. One more to go. That's a big piece of plywood on the left, but...