Tag Archives: 1800’s

Thursday’s Doors ~ Janes’ House, distant view

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This house sits on some acreage,

a great expanse of green.

This four-pillared home

once belonged to the

Janes’ family  in

the 1820 -1840’s,

founding members

of the mill owner’s family.

This house has the white

barn with hex symbols set

back and down a winding road.

(The post with barn which matches

this whitewashed brick home 

may be found on May 25, 2017.)

Traveling back into the 1800’s

here in my small town to a

beginning industry and 

series of barn posts.

Still would like to

thank those who 

read my doors’

posts and go

check out the

Thursday’s Doors

manager, Norm

Frampton at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Have fun exploring Norm’s doors

and his blue frogs which link us

to centuries of doors of all kinds.

Thursday’s Doors ~ “details,” part 4

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Different roofing since original,

I am imagining and daydreaming.

Different grassy space overgrown

and covering instead of showing

stones or dirt path around barn.

The stone blocks and

wooden lathing look like the

original barn where  

the two double door sets,

as well as two single doors,

(other full length barn photo) 

look like they were made to serve 

utilitarian purpose in milling and

farming community located in

Delaware, Ohio. 

~ Stratford on the Whetstone ~

Thanks for sticking by me,

as I tried to march through the

dense grass where I feared ticks

or other bugs would burrow 

above my sock lines.

I could smell a marshy, loamy

peaty or earthy aroma, some mud

clumped onto the grid of the

soles of my tennis shoes.

This end of the barn especially

seemed to display its age, 

along with the owner’s

respect for its history.

Whitewashed barn siding

and newer styled green roof.

I liked green paint around 

windows and over boards.

Please check out a

wide collection of

Thursday’s Doors

on Norm Frampton’s blog:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofmiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Come on down here, y’all and visit

a fine and true piece of history!

Thursday’s Doors ~ outbuilding, part 3

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For me, the weather vane 

reminds me of the 

“barn on fire” post.

We weren’t quite sure 

but now, after taking a few

dusty, winding country roads

I think we can agree of its purpose.

The outbuilding could house pots,

farming tools, tractor or these days,

a riding lawn mower. . .

The stone work and different

identifying features confirm

1800’s period where it was

both a serene setting but

a rugged, “feast or famine”

time in history.

Our Thursday’s Doors host,

may present sumptuous or simple

(or something in between) at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Thursday’s Doors ~ Stratford on the Whetstone, part 2

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The grass so green evokes imaginary

memories of  farming,  milling, 

with families living in close-knit 

industrious community. 

Sacred ground, when people were 

“the salt of the earth.”

As I had noticed Dutch symbols

upon the barn, the total setting 

leaves purposeful, productive

lasting impressions 

upon my mind.

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Photo taken by Robin,

simple story of monthly

passage by this beautiful

pastoral setting by her, too.

Although not a door on this post,

I would like to remind visitors

to check out other doors,

Norm Frampton, cordial 

host’s blog located at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Hope y’all enjoyed a little history

and could smell the clover, grass

and rich soil of Delaware, OH land!