Tag Archives: Norm Frampton

Thursday’s Doors ~ close up of Veritas


The etched glass design has

three panes, little beaded look,

etched glass panels like square in

the middle. It appears as an artistic

reminder of the past, but uncertain

this is truly antique. I trust you 

will inform me, as some have

wandered in door sample

departments of home

improvement stores.

I like the full image

since it really has

what some may

call “curb appeal.”

This Thursday’s Doors

is a part of a community

of door photo collector’s.

Who knows what you may 

discover on Norm Frampton’s

blog where links will take you to

more doors than you ever saw!

It may lead you to join his

door collecting “gang.”

Check out:


Have a great ending of your week!

Thursday’s Doors ~ Veritas Restaurant


A restaurant with small plates,

shared with others, known 

in Spanish as “tapas.”

Veritas stands for 

Truth in Latin.

Truly a kind man and

Host, Norm Frampton

invites you to visit his blog

and check out blue frogs which

link to world of Thursday’s Doors:


Happy door visiting and 

please stay in touch!

Thursday’s Doors ~ Janes’ House, closer view


My grandies call this a “mansion”

where they picture candlelabra,

thanks to, “Beauty and the Beast”

well-liked character, “Lumiere.”

They think “fancy” places

have flowers in vases and they

ponder aloud, “Every big house

must have a back twisty stairs

and front door leading to a huge

staircase with place to hold onto.”

“Do you mean a stair railing?” I ask.

Shrugging shoulders and, “Can’t 

you answer this?” Incredulous

looks on grandchildren’s faces.

They are picturing Belle 

descending this staircase.

Another detail they add, as I 

open all windows and park

in the barn’s driveway ~

“Wait! Do they have a guard?”

Hmmm. . . hoping not, as I

don’t see any signs of dogs

nor guard house. I walk over a

richly thick carpet of grass and

love the idea of this house being here

so long ago. Something to preserve

history and the small town of

Delaware, Ohio’s roots from

“Stratford on the Whetstone.”

(A milling community built 

along the Whetstone tributary

of the Olentangy River.)

I particularly like the “balcony” with

a rod iron railing above the formal

white door. There’s something

so warm and welcoming in the

brick, whitewashed and worn.

It manages to allow passers-by

 to feel a sense of coziness. Some

imagining the open curtained

windows showing friendliness,

with multiple children’s noses

pressed to windowpanes.

We talked about the fireplace 

and how important this would be

in the olden days to warm the house.

Also, wondering how soon they had

indoor plumbing. . . I introduced

their minds to chamber pots. 

No shuddering displayed; 

just curious questions, adding,

“Hendrix is potty training!”

Hope you found this

mansion, displaying some

fascinating historical features

found in the Federal period,

to  be “charming.”

Is this an example of 

your dream house?

I could see this as a destination

beautiful bed and breakfast.

Here’s a blogger,

Norm Frampton,

who had the graciousness 

to allow door enthusiasts 

to gather around,

attaching their links to his blog:


Come visit my area and I will 

assure you of many more 

interesting doors and

history “galore!”

Thursday’s Doors ~ Janes’ House, distant view


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:


Have fun exploring Norm’s doors

and his blue frogs which link us

to centuries of doors of all kinds.

The Barn design ~ Stratford on the Whetstone, post #3



Thank you for checking out

this barn design used for our

Delaware County Historical Society,

~ Delaware, Ohio ~

Please check out other posts 

today but no need for comments.

I posted an invaluable link on

each of the other posts.

Thursday’s Doors ~ close up of The Barn at Stratford, post #2


The old stone bricks, 

red doors with white door frames

and black stripe and hinges,

along with the typical 

split barn doors.

Please check out 

Norm Frampton’s

blog where other doors with links

will possibly lead you into or

through door frames to

other worlds or 

countries at:


Hope you have fun picturing 

horses with their curious

faces peering out and 

wondering if someone

may drop by with

an apple or fresh hay.

🍎   🐎  🌾  🐴

Thursday’s Doors ~ The Barn at Stratford on the Whetstone


There are only a few similar barns

which are historical and lovely,

built in a series along water.

~Check out last week’s ~

I found someone

who is a local


She is someone who 

is close to my friend, Karen.

Her expertise is due to working

as a Garth’s auctioneer, specializing

in authentication, identifying true

and valuable antiques and pricing

for auctions held in, “Garth’s Barn.”

Recently, the business asked if

our local Historical Society 

would like to co-own

the famous barn.

Here is a summary of what

Susie discussed with and taught me:

“There are three barns, Garth’s

is the one for years used as a popular

place for auctions. They were built

~ in 1820 ~

The barns are considered to be 

~ Federal style ~

The Meeker family built barn

and the brick house affiliated 

with the barn, where they lived.”

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*The fancy house I promised to

feature is called the Janes’ House.

It will wait till next week since 

this post series is about the barns.*

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The barn symbols are “hex signs,”

and Susie the historian says,

“There is no such thing as 

Pennsylvania Dutch, except as a

‘collector’s term’ (expressed with

a distinctive tone of ‘disdain.’)

She prefers “folk art” or “hex” symbols.

Delaware, Ohio was settled by Germans.

The barns are considered “typical” 

for the area of the Whetstone 

milling community. The barns

also had a history of fires;

Garth’s was rebuilt in the 1840’s.

Stratford on the Whetstone

was actually a small town

or village built along the

river where a water mill may

have been used for making flour.

She got me excited about building

“remains” of cottages, church

and a one room schoolhouse!

This Thursday’s Doors are original 

barn doors, with windows where 

horses could look out at 

winding dirt pathway.

The close-up of barn doors

will follow this introduction.

(Post #2)

I will display Delaware’s logo

for their historical society.

(Post #3)

Also, my favorite part of the

antique barn: the elegant design

created with neutral stones

with diamond shaped

pattern in brick red.

(Post #4)

Here’s a blog which focuses 

on doors, along with other subjects

written by Norm Frampton, there

are “blue frogs,” which are 

links to international doors:


Thanks for checking out our

local barns from the 1800’s!