Thursday’s Doors ~ OWU building leads to blank door



This Thursday’s Doors is featuring

one of my favorite buildings:

~ Stuyvesant Hall ~

It was built in 1930, paid for by

generous donations

from the Stuyvesant family.

Not sure if a front facing

“dummy door” will “fit the bill.”

The real Doors are on the sides of

this lovely entrance which includes

a red brick-laid courtyard with

elegant statue and fountain.

Once the “winter morning freezes”

(despite calendar declaring Spring)

give way to warmer weather,

there will be water flowing in

fountain to keep algae at bay.

This building has some

fascinating outside features.

You may notice red bricks, cement

window sills and edging on the walls.

White Colonial style details and

accents with accommodations

for  bicycle riders with racks to

park them, no university decals needed.

A sheltered outdoor area to study in,

which seemed much warmer due

to protection from brisk winds.

There are generous expanses of grass

surrounding the entire building.

Old, tall trees providing shade to relax

after students’ busy days of classes

and studying.

The bell tower really

has a functioning bell.

The brick wall with elegant light

features feel like they are lanterns

or beacons for the students who

come sometimes stumbling home

from the local watering holes,

including the “Back Stretch,”

Roops, and Clancey’s.

Please check out

next post for

amazing and

personal details

about this co-ed

popular dormitory.

Today’s Thursday’s Doors

is, as always, part of weekly

experience hosted by

Norm Frampton.

Please check out

the gathering of

Doors and links at:


22 responses »

  1. Oh yeah, well there’s a better view of the door for sure. Funny they don’t use it. Maybe they think it’s too nice and only open it for special occasions…like the good china! Ha, ha!

    • Anneli, yes! This is a great question and was explaining to someone above that probably it is safer to have standard glass double doors with metal frames on both sides of this brick tower. When it took photos of the doors the angle didn’t provide many interesting features. Thanks for studying this. It is now shuttered over where a wooden door was years ago.

    • Thank you for giving me an excuse or free doors pass, Dan. πŸ™‚
      I imagine the double glass doors with metal frames came into being used due to safety AR some point in time. The place you see behind the fountain had a wooden door and is now shuttered over a cement or bricked up wall. When I took the present doors on the sides of this brick tower, they looked boring and you couldn’t see any kind of perspective of the building, Dan. There is a sort of majesty of the gate and courtyard, I thought.

    • Maybe the townspeople should wander more and get to know their visiting students and the buildings. They are both groups well worth getting to know better and feel the magic. πŸ™‚

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