Thank you Norm Frampton for the pleasure of adding a post with subject of “Doors.”
When I was part of a women’s group which has sat in courts for Women’s Rights and promoted math and science for girls, through their program of “Be Wise” camp, I used to draw pictures of historical homes, public buildings and churches. If you are a graduate of a college, I highly recommend AAUW, American Association of University Women. My mother was active in Sandusky, state and national activities.
One of their fundraisers was the historical home tours. I enjoyed Lancaster, Ohio tours and Delaware, Ohio. A total of 8 groups of between 6 to 8 buildings. The pen and ink drawings were made into stationery, post cards and decorative mugs. These also were sold at a designated part of the tour, where refreshments were served as part of the ticket’s price. The homes and buildings on the tour were on a leaflet with a map included. All of this introductory information was to get to the “good part.”A large Victorian home was one I discovered early in my years of living in Delaware. It was painted a butter cream, golden color. It has three stories and every Christmas, three holiday decorated trees were brightly featured in their windows, the top one an attic turret. My three children sometimes kept this home as our final destination on our Christmas lights’ car tour.
I was thrilled when somehow a new owner came along and they were willing to be on the home tour.
A home tour team goes to the houses and finds out interior details, while another team goes to research facts from the Delaware County Historical Society.
Here are the details, an arch over the tall door has a “gingerbread house” cut-out, lacy look. The door has had layers of thick paint stripped off to reveal a warm, light oak wood. There is a matte clear lacquer finish over it.
The U. S. Historical Society has designated it as a “Century Home.” The brass plaque with words describing when it was built are on it. The brass door knocker is tarnished and beautifully ornate. The two large pots on either side of the antique door are “Oriental” with pattern resembling “Blue Willow.” Inside the pot are carefully sculptured topiaries, possibly arbor vita. The boot-wiper brush and an old cement cat is curled up on a small blue and gray braided rug
A deluxe description to enhance your picture of this fascinating house’s age and history.
Inside the kitchen, there is an original water pump with a large porcelain sink bigger than most utility sinks. It connected to a cistern. Most common people still did not have indoor plumbing. This indicates original home owners’ wealth and status.
Just imagine all the wondrous treasures and pieces of history, along with cherished memories to be found beyond this front door
Hope this finds you well and looking towards plans for the upcoming weekend.