New England Doors

Chinese lions glare at each other.

I neglected my doors post! As if fourteen billion posts from my New England trip wasn’t enough, I also took photos of doors, which I obviously can’t resist, and they have been patiently waiting in a “Doors” folder on my desktop. Finally, the time is upon us!

Please take a look at the collection of doors I liked from my trip this spring. I have forgotten where most of them came from, which is a loss. But I think they are a lot of fun even without some of the context.

My friend, Will, and I traveled from Maine, to New Hampshire, to Massachusetts, to Rhode Island. These were scattered along the way.

I do like columns at the entryway.
Columns with a pretty curved roof.
Columns are even better when surrounding a detailed metal door like this.
These columns are not as impressive, but I appreciate the sign at the gate: “Home for Aged Women.” It was built for Benjamin Crowninshield, a member of Congress and Secretary of the Navy before he died in 1851. His son, William Crowninshield, was born in this home, and grew up to be a Supreme Court Justice and the Secretary of War, who died in 1900.
The simplicity drew me to this one. I wonder if the dog sticker is to help people identify the right address?
The aging actually makes it more attractive.
Bricks are often gorgeous.
Don’t miss the bull’s head above the awning.
Churches have the most beautiful doors.
Not a “door” but a doorway.
A typical door in Boston’s financial district. But the sign over the door says, “Site of the first meeting house in Boston, built 1632.”
A residence door painstakingly aged.
And last but not least: the door of a liquor store that made me bust up laughing. The T-shirt in the window says “I got it in the Bunghole”

I have learned to time my collections of doors, when I have them, to be able to participate in Norm’s Thursday Doors community. His idea is a great one, and by the number of responses, clearly an idea that resonates with bloggers.

22 thoughts on “New England Doors

      1. I’m sure the name of the place was an advertising trick too. I had to look it up, and a “bunghole” is a real thing – and relevant! It’s a hole in a barrel for removing contents, and when you’re done pouring, the hole is plugged with a cork, called a “bung.” Aha! Learn new things all the time…

  1. This post has lots of shots that have either of my two favorite features: corner doors and columns.
    Great variety in this collection as well. Thanks for sharing these 🙂

    1. Of course, Norm. I did neglect to include a link to your great blog, but I eventually remembered and fixed that!! I hope others keep discovering the fun of door posts.

      You know, I had no idea how much I liked columns until I made this post, and took a good look at all the doors I collected. Most of them have columns!

    1. Me too!! What a great bull door. My friend Will saw the post and remembered a lot of the doors. He said that door is at “1 Bull Street, Newport, RI.” Isn’t that perfect? Thanks for stopping by, Dan.

  2. Yeahh, Crystal’s doors! 🙂 I have many favourites: nooo, I can’t name them, almost all, especially the aged ones, it’s the entire collection that’s just splendid. Oh, the green dog door, that’s the one. ❤ ❤ ❤

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