Thursday’s Doors ~ April 28, 2016



Looking straight at the doors,

you see three white dormers,

five windows on the main brick

building which has two side wings.

Three steps lead to the doors with

black rod iron railing which

frames the small cement porch.

Attractive lamps on either side of

the double white doors. There are

vertical windows on both sides, too.

The symmetry is appealing as well

as the cement arch connecting doors.

There are many other doors and
interesting places to be seen on
Norm Frampton’s Thursday’s Doors:


41 responses »

    • Thanks, you are good at looking at the details, Marissa. 🙂
      I wanted to feature the doors closer but the scene with the flowering trees seemed to be more pretty than the white doors.
      A fact I didn’t mention was when the university built this, they bought those side lamps from a source who handled the tearing down of a few antiquated (condemned) buildings downtown. I like that they once were lit with gas, now are electric.

    • It would be cool to go and find out about the years gas was used for outdoor lighting. We had one house which had a gas lamp post out by the front sidewalk leading to our porch, Marissa.

    • Yes, this sounds like it but gas can be piped in like in a furnace or we had a gas fireplace. So, some people feel it it okay for the environment and a practical source of fuel. I could not stand my aunt and uncle’s fuel oil smell in their home, it made me nauseous. Gas is usually fairly efficient and not smelly! Lol 😀

    • Thank you, April. I am glad you liked seeing the whole scene. There wasn’t too much history given on this door post. I did find out the two lamps on the sides of the doors were saved when one of the old downtown buildings was torn down. I like picturing them flickering with gas as they used to years ago. They, of course, were converted to electric when they were mounted on the alumni house. The glass has a frosted, glazed look. 🙂

    • Sylvia, I was charmed by how this building is set in such a nice place, trees, benches and those two antique lamps were once on a condemned building. The once gas lamps were converted into electric. They have a lovely glazed or frosted look at night. 🙂

    • Thank you, Lynn! I showed the longer (other) distance photo to show how there are “wings” on this along with a nice brick wall and stairs going down three flights to the back parking lot. The lamps were on a condemned downtown building and were converted from gas to electric. 🙂

  1. The symmetry here really is appealing – oddly enough, I really like the placement of the downspouts for the gutters – the way that it frames the main part of the building away from the wings is just super appealing to me.

    • Sarah, thank you for seeing the white down spouts and the wings, too. I think you show an artistic flair noticing this framing detail.

      I wanted to share something special about the two lamps. They look frosted or glazed at night. They are antique, were on a downtown building. The demolition team kept many lamps which OWU purchased and placed on various buildings around campus. 🙂

      • Too bad they couldn’t keep all of the old buildings – but better to save something than none at all.

        And thank you for the compliment on showing an artistic flair! I like the sound of that.

    • Well, I like the idea of keeping as much as possible original buildings and homes, too.
      I think buildings get condemned for bad electrical wiring mainly due to fire hazards and sometimes asbestos and mold. . . Sarah, as a lawyer you may know other reasons for demolition going on?
      I am glad you got a kick out of your demonstrating flair compliment. 🙂

    • I liked the other post which kind of gives the alumni building dimension; while showing how the house has a brick wall along the side of the building. There are three flights of stairs leading down to the parking area behind the buildings, Anneli.

    • Thanks, Dan. I saved a special “tidbit” to share in my comments.
      The two lamps on either side of the door set were saved from destruction of a few downtown buildings in one block. They were once gas lamps, which still glow through frosted glass despite electric power-driven now.
      The university purchased several and they are sprinkled throughout campus buildings.

  2. Yes, the Bennet house from the latest version of Pride and Prejudice with Kiera Knightley. That is what this reminds me of…and now a bit jealous of Ohio architecture.

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