Within the next couple months, we will be starting a rehab of a 100 year old house. One of the fireplaces will have to be demolished, but I would like to save the tile surround for reuse on the new fireplace, different location. Looks to be Rookwood or similar prairie style tile and worth saving.

Our GC is telling us it is going to be expensive (and probably not worth) the trouble to have a professional remove. I would like to tackle this myself.

After many Google searches, I am coming up empty. Any suggestions on what to read, where to go for info on this process??

Much appreciated!