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I am fascinated by doors of all types, how they came to be, where they go and what they mean.

I started by being concerned and horrified about all the lovely houses being demolished with no thought and great speed in Vancouver. Homes with beauty, craftsmanship and history, often built with old-growth timber, were (and are) just being destroyed and replaced with giant testaments to greed. I follow Vancouver Vanishes, where Caroline Adderson documents houses about to be torn down, with photos taken in her neighbourhood while she's walking her dog. There is no advance notice of demolitions beyond observation so I expanded my scope to include doors of all kinds. This allows me to bring attention to that which is interesting, historical, important and/or beautiful, with a focus on the positive.

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Celebrating #pride with rainbow doors!  Atrium: an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in an ancient Roman house.  A translucent fabric canopy shields the Duke’s circulation space… just in case it ever rains… There’s also a rooftop deck with planters. Check out the Duke’s namesake: https://tinyurl.com/38fz8syv 2 of 3 📷: Acton Ostry

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #pride #pride🌈 #🏳️‍🌈 #pride2021 #loveislove #lovewins #doorstory360 #vancouverbc #pridemonth #pridevancouver  #architecture #actonostryarchitects #architecturephotography #doorsofmanycolours #doorsofmanycolors

Celebrating #pride with rainbow doors! Atrium: an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in an ancient Roman house. A translucent fabric canopy shields the Duke’s circulation space… just in case it ever rains… There’s also a rooftop deck with planters. Check out the Duke’s namesake: https://tinyurl.com/38fz8syv 2 of 3 📷: Acton Ostry

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #pride #pride🌈 #🏳️‍🌈 #pride2021 #loveislove #lovewins #doorstory360 #vancouverbc #pridemonth #pridevancouver #architecture #actonostryarchitects #architecturephotography #doorsofmanycolours #doorsofmanycolors
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Celebrating #pride with rainbow doors! I hope/presume that The Duke building was named after jazz great Eve Duke https://tinyurl.com/38fz8syv The Duke rental apartments’ LEED gold rating means eco-forward building materials/practices, water efficiency, a bicycle maintenance area, and car sharing. LEED = Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design. (Actin Ostry: 2018) 1 of 3 📷: Acton Ostry
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #pride #pride🌈 #🏳️‍🌈 #pride2021 #doorstory360 #pridevancouver #architecture #doorsofmanycolours #loveislove #lovewins #loveislove🌈 #lovewins🌈 #lovewins🏳️‍🌈 #architecturephotography #architecturevancouver

Celebrating #pride with rainbow doors! I hope/presume that The Duke building was named after jazz great Eve Duke https://tinyurl.com/38fz8syv The Duke rental apartments’ LEED gold rating means eco-forward building materials/practices, water efficiency, a bicycle maintenance area, and car sharing. LEED = Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design. (Actin Ostry: 2018) 1 of 3 📷: Acton Ostry
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #pride #pride🌈 #🏳️‍🌈 #pride2021 #doorstory360 #pridevancouver #architecture #doorsofmanycolours #loveislove #lovewins #loveislove🌈 #lovewins🌈 #lovewins🏳️‍🌈 #architecturephotography #architecturevancouver
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#pridemonth 

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #pride #beproud #pride🌈 #pride2021 #doorstory360 #chss #highschool #🌈 #🏳️‍🌈 #cariboohill

#pridemonth

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #pride #beproud #pride🌈 #pride2021 #doorstory360 #chss #highschool #🌈 #🏳️‍🌈 #cariboohill
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This was a multi-windowed bakery, and in 1919, the site of a raid by the Royal North West Mounted Police. Some of the men arrested lived here, deported due to their allegiance to the Union of Russian Workers, a political-social group dedicated to “the unification of Russian workers [displaced Russian Revolutionites] in the United States and Canada so that they might do battle against capitalism and the forces of authority”.😳 The bakery is long gone; now it’s carved up into 4 condo slices. 🍰 
City of Vancouver archives, The Province newspaper 21 July 1919, Wikipedia 

#door #doors #formerbakery #bakery #strathcona #vancouver #policeraid #vancouverhistory #squarewindows #1905house #doorstory360 #transom #balcony #transomwindow #transomwindows #priorstreet #coolwindows #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #shotoniphone #doorsofinstagram #makeminechocolate #🍰

This was a multi-windowed bakery, and in 1919, the site of a raid by the Royal North West Mounted Police. Some of the men arrested lived here, deported due to their allegiance to the Union of Russian Workers, a political-social group dedicated to “the unification of Russian workers [displaced Russian Revolutionites] in the United States and Canada so that they might do battle against capitalism and the forces of authority”.😳 The bakery is long gone; now it’s carved up into 4 condo slices. 🍰
City of Vancouver archives, The Province newspaper 21 July 1919, Wikipedia

#door #doors #formerbakery #bakery #strathcona #vancouver #policeraid #vancouverhistory #squarewindows #1905house #doorstory360 #transom #balcony #transomwindow #transomwindows #priorstreet #coolwindows #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #shotoniphone #doorsofinstagram #makeminechocolate #🍰
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For sale: This Edwardian Arts and Crafts gem. Presently a B&B, it has suites on levels 1 and 4, with another 4-bedroom living space on levels 2-3. Impeccably finished, with kitchens that made me weep into my apron with envy, it’s yours for only $3m*. Queue to the left. 
*or so, given today’s market. 1909.

#door #doors #veranda #verandah #porch #porches #porchesgalore #thatview #grandviewwoodlands #vancouver #littleitaly #vancouverbc #vancouverhistory #1909house #doorstory360 #ovalwindow #edwardian #edwardianhouse #doorsandwindows #doorsoftheworld #artsandcrafts #bnb #architecture #beeandthistle #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #shotoniphone #doorsofinstagram

For sale: This Edwardian Arts and Crafts gem. Presently a B&B, it has suites on levels 1 and 4, with another 4-bedroom living space on levels 2-3. Impeccably finished, with kitchens that made me weep into my apron with envy, it’s yours for only $3m*. Queue to the left.
*or so, given today’s market. 1909.

#door #doors #veranda #verandah #porch #porches #porchesgalore #thatview #grandviewwoodlands #vancouver #littleitaly #vancouverbc #vancouverhistory #1909house #doorstory360 #ovalwindow #edwardian #edwardianhouse #doorsandwindows #doorsoftheworld #artsandcrafts #bnb #architecture #beeandthistle #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #shotoniphone #doorsofinstagram
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Fire Hall #15 was part of the sparsely-populated Hastings Townsite, which amalgamated with Vancouver in 1911. The firehall’s setting on a hill allowed crews to see fire before it was reported. Mechanized fire engines were used in Vancouver as early as 1912, but this building housed two horse-drawn fire steam engines: horses were better in dirt and mud. …After being on the Heritage Vancouver Top 10 Endangered list five times, happily, Fire Hall #15 was beautifully restored, including the tin ceiling and brass pole, and incorporated into the well-equipped new facility. It re-opened May 12, 2012, just before its 100th birthday. 
Captain Rob Hall, who “played a prominent role in advocating the importance of Fire Hall #15, both within Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services and the broader community” passed away in 2007 and is honoured in the original building with expanded services, including a community meeting room and integrated fire prevention services. And, the day I was here, I got a friendly wave from a (female) firefighter who was on duty. 👋🏻👩🏼‍🚒🧑🏻‍🚒👨🏾‍🚒

Info: Vancouver Firefighters’ Historical Society, historical plaques, Vancouver City Archives

3003 East 22nd Avenue (1914) New: LEED Gold Certified.
#door #doors #leedgold #vancouverfirerescue #firedepartment #firstresponder #firefighter #firehall #firefighters #vancouverbc #heritagevancouver #vancouverhistory #hastings #hastingstownsite  #vanfirerescue #horsedrawnsteamengine #architecture #restored #restoredfirehall #fireprevention #vancouverfirefighters #doorstory360 #firehall15 #firstresponders #friendlywave #brasspole #tinceiling #shotoniphone

Fire Hall #15 was part of the sparsely-populated Hastings Townsite, which amalgamated with Vancouver in 1911. The firehall’s setting on a hill allowed crews to see fire before it was reported. Mechanized fire engines were used in Vancouver as early as 1912, but this building housed two horse-drawn fire steam engines: horses were better in dirt and mud. …After being on the Heritage Vancouver Top 10 Endangered list five times, happily, Fire Hall #15 was beautifully restored, including the tin ceiling and brass pole, and incorporated into the well-equipped new facility. It re-opened May 12, 2012, just before its 100th birthday.
Captain Rob Hall, who “played a prominent role in advocating the importance of Fire Hall #15, both within Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services and the broader community” passed away in 2007 and is honoured in the original building with expanded services, including a community meeting room and integrated fire prevention services. And, the day I was here, I got a friendly wave from a (female) firefighter who was on duty. 👋🏻👩🏼‍🚒🧑🏻‍🚒👨🏾‍🚒

Info: Vancouver Firefighters’ Historical Society, historical plaques, Vancouver City Archives

3003 East 22nd Avenue (1914) New: LEED Gold Certified.
#door #doors #leedgold #vancouverfirerescue #firedepartment #firstresponder #firefighter #firehall #firefighters #vancouverbc #heritagevancouver #vancouverhistory #hastings #hastingstownsite #vanfirerescue #horsedrawnsteamengine #architecture #restored #restoredfirehall #fireprevention #vancouverfirefighters #doorstory360 #firehall15 #firstresponders #friendlywave #brasspole #tinceiling #shotoniphone
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It floats in the middle of the road as one looks up the Magnificent Mile. So much more than the geographic beneficiary of the jog in Michigan Avenue (where it crosses the Chicago River), this stylish Art Deco skyscraper is one of the four majestic flanks of the Michigan Avenue bridge*. The base of 333 North Michigan Avenue is sheathed in polished granite, in shades of black and purple. The upper storeys are clad in buff-coloured limestone and dark terra cotta, and are dramatically set back in accord with the city’s 1923 zoning ordinance. A great place to wait with flair, like this woman is doing. (Everyone in downtown Chicago dresses *very* stylishly.)
TBT (throwback Thursday/travel) to 😍Chicago 

*along with the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and the London Guarantee Building, seen reflected.
333 North Michigan Avenue. Art Deco, 1928. Designed by John Wellborn Root Jr. of Hollabird & Roche, later Hollabird & Root with John Augur Hollabird, two sons of famous architects who loved this building so much they moved their firm here. The building is long and narrow (so lots of natural light inside), 34 storeys. Chicago Landmark. Info: historic plaque, Wikipedia. 

#chicago #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #historicplaces #landmark #chicagolandmark #artdeco #artdecoskyscraper #skyscraper #history #chicagohistory #style #doorstory360 #magnificentmile #michiganavenue #chicagoriver #granite #limestone #terracotta #michiganavenuebridge #johnwellbornrootjr #hollabirdandroche #hollabirdandroot #architecture #architect

It floats in the middle of the road as one looks up the Magnificent Mile. So much more than the geographic beneficiary of the jog in Michigan Avenue (where it crosses the Chicago River), this stylish Art Deco skyscraper is one of the four majestic flanks of the Michigan Avenue bridge*. The base of 333 North Michigan Avenue is sheathed in polished granite, in shades of black and purple. The upper storeys are clad in buff-coloured limestone and dark terra cotta, and are dramatically set back in accord with the city’s 1923 zoning ordinance. A great place to wait with flair, like this woman is doing. (Everyone in downtown Chicago dresses *very* stylishly.)
TBT (throwback Thursday/travel) to 😍Chicago

*along with the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower and the London Guarantee Building, seen reflected.
333 North Michigan Avenue. Art Deco, 1928. Designed by John Wellborn Root Jr. of Hollabird & Roche, later Hollabird & Root with John Augur Hollabird, two sons of famous architects who loved this building so much they moved their firm here. The building is long and narrow (so lots of natural light inside), 34 storeys. Chicago Landmark. Info: historic plaque, Wikipedia.

#chicago #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #historicplaces #landmark #chicagolandmark #artdeco #artdecoskyscraper #skyscraper #history #chicagohistory #style #doorstory360 #magnificentmile #michiganavenue #chicagoriver #granite #limestone #terracotta #michiganavenuebridge #johnwellbornrootjr #hollabirdandroche #hollabirdandroot #architecture #architect
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1939: “Highlights of the 1939 Royal Tour in British Columbia included travel by Royal Train, an engine type ever after called the Royal Hudson.  On May 29th they left Banff, stopping briefly at Kamloops and then entered Vancouver, where large enthusiastic crowds greeted them.  The King and Queen boarded the Princess Marguerite for Victoria, where they opened the Legislature, lunched at the Empress and presented Colours to the Royal Canadian Navy in Beacon Hill Park before returning across western Canada to New York State.” After the war, my mother worked on the Princess Marguerite. 
355 Cumberland Street - 1939 - Mission Revival style, Eclectic Period - Harold Cullerne, architect

Info: Royal B.C. Museum

#door #doors #missionrevival #missionrevivalstyle #eclectic period #myentirelifeiseclecticperiod #newwestminster #royaltour #heritage #architecture #1939 #heritagenewwestminster #history #kinggeorgevi #queenelizabeth #doorstory360 #doorsofinstagram

1939: “Highlights of the 1939 Royal Tour in British Columbia included travel by Royal Train, an engine type ever after called the Royal Hudson.  On May 29th they left Banff, stopping briefly at Kamloops and then entered Vancouver, where large enthusiastic crowds greeted them.  The King and Queen boarded the Princess Marguerite for Victoria, where they opened the Legislature, lunched at the Empress and presented Colours to the Royal Canadian Navy in Beacon Hill Park before returning across western Canada to New York State.” After the war, my mother worked on the Princess Marguerite.
355 Cumberland Street - 1939 - Mission Revival style, Eclectic Period - Harold Cullerne, architect

Info: Royal B.C. Museum

#door #doors #missionrevival #missionrevivalstyle #eclectic period #myentirelifeiseclecticperiod #newwestminster #royaltour #heritage #architecture #1939 #heritagenewwestminster #history #kinggeorgevi #queenelizabeth #doorstory360 #doorsofinstagram
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May 1939: King George VI understood that with war approaching the support of both Canada and the USA would be crucial.  It was with this in mind that the 1939 Royal Tour became one of the most carefully-orchestrated in history, unprecedented in scope, covering every Canadian province, the Dominion of Newfoundland, and the U.S. ... George VI was the first British King to tour Canada and the USA. The tour was an enormous event, attracting huge crowds at each new city.

349/51 Cumberland Street (this is half a duplex) - 1939 - Mission Revival style, Eclectic Period
Info: Royal B.C. Museum, Wikipedia 

#door #doors #missionrevival #missionrevivalstyle #eclectic period #heritage #shotoniphone #heritagenewwest #myentirelifeiseclecticperiod #newwestminster #royaltour #heritage #architecture #1939 #duplex #duplexhouse #heritagenewwestminster #history #kinggeorgevi #queenelizabeth #doorstory360 #doorsofinstagram

May 1939: King George VI understood that with war approaching the support of both Canada and the USA would be crucial.  It was with this in mind that the 1939 Royal Tour became one of the most carefully-orchestrated in history, unprecedented in scope, covering every Canadian province, the Dominion of Newfoundland, and the U.S. ... George VI was the first British King to tour Canada and the USA. The tour was an enormous event, attracting huge crowds at each new city.

349/51 Cumberland Street (this is half a duplex) - 1939 - Mission Revival style, Eclectic Period
Info: Royal B.C. Museum, Wikipedia

#door #doors #missionrevival #missionrevivalstyle #eclectic period #heritage #shotoniphone #heritagenewwest #myentirelifeiseclecticperiod #newwestminster #royaltour #heritage #architecture #1939 #duplex #duplexhouse #heritagenewwestminster #history #kinggeorgevi #queenelizabeth #doorstory360 #doorsofinstagram
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💙#housecrush 💛#doorcrush 
“We are family” written in window 💛💙 
#door #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #architecture #doortraits #yellow #yellowdoor #yellowdoors #portholewindow #bluehouse #craftsman #roundtopdoors #wearefamily #pandemic #positivevibes #doorstory360

💙#housecrush 💛#doorcrush
“We are family” written in window 💛💙
#door #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #architecture #doortraits #yellow #yellowdoor #yellowdoors #portholewindow #bluehouse #craftsman #roundtopdoors #wearefamily #pandemic #positivevibes #doorstory360
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Since 1830, the faith-based Mission to Seafarers (MtoS) Society has been caring for those who provide essential transport of goods to us, coping with difficult, isolated conditions and months at sea. I have such admiration and respect for those who “live their faith” by providing practical support; MtoS has been offering hospitality, companionship and aid in Vancouver since 1903, with 200 centres around the world (all painted the same distinctive blue). This welcoming place, tucked snug between the waterfront, the railway lines, and the massive port cranes, provides safe harbour to those off-ship. .
(‘Flying Angel’ refers to a Bible passage.)

401 Waterfront Road East - Craftsman - Designed in 1905 by Edward Caton Mahoney as a showpiece for the technically-designed, sturdy, weatherproof prefabricated houses, banks, schools and churches manufactured in the finest B.C. lumber by B.C. Mills Timber & Trading. This is the site of the mill and lumber community so prevalent at the time. 
#door #doors #missiontoseafarers #blue #vancouver #anglicanchurch #vancouverhistory #portofvancouver #bcmills #lumberindustry #faith #outreach #liveyourfaith #bchistory #craftsmanstyle #architecture #doorstory360

Since 1830, the faith-based Mission to Seafarers (MtoS) Society has been caring for those who provide essential transport of goods to us, coping with difficult, isolated conditions and months at sea. I have such admiration and respect for those who “live their faith” by providing practical support; MtoS has been offering hospitality, companionship and aid in Vancouver since 1903, with 200 centres around the world (all painted the same distinctive blue). This welcoming place, tucked snug between the waterfront, the railway lines, and the massive port cranes, provides safe harbour to those off-ship. .
(‘Flying Angel’ refers to a Bible passage.)

401 Waterfront Road East - Craftsman - Designed in 1905 by Edward Caton Mahoney as a showpiece for the technically-designed, sturdy, weatherproof prefabricated houses, banks, schools and churches manufactured in the finest B.C. lumber by B.C. Mills Timber & Trading. This is the site of the mill and lumber community so prevalent at the time.
#door #doors #missiontoseafarers #blue #vancouver #anglicanchurch #vancouverhistory #portofvancouver #bcmills #lumberindustry #faith #outreach #liveyourfaith #bchistory #craftsmanstyle #architecture #doorstory360
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What an extraordinary welcoming committee! 🐘Elephants are smart, emotional, self-aware and highly social creatures.🐘 They are also in great peril due to humans. Help here: https://tinyurl.com/fu7wb5ch 

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #entrances #elephant #elephants #vancouver #statue #pachyderm #extraordinaryelephants #prettypachyderms #doorstory360 #garden #🐘

What an extraordinary welcoming committee! 🐘Elephants are smart, emotional, self-aware and highly social creatures.🐘 They are also in great peril due to humans. Help here: https://tinyurl.com/fu7wb5ch

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #entrances #elephant #elephants #vancouver #statue #pachyderm #extraordinaryelephants #prettypachyderms #doorstory360 #garden #🐘
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“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
- Victor Hugo, French poet/author, Les Miserables, Hunchback of Notre Dame and many others. His father Joseph served in Napoleon’s army; mother Sophie was orphaned at age 8 and had an interesting life. 
#history #doors #doorstory360 #littlelibrary #tinylibrary #books #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #booklending #victorhugo #quotes #💚

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
- Victor Hugo, French poet/author, Les Miserables, Hunchback of Notre Dame and many others. His father Joseph served in Napoleon’s army; mother Sophie was orphaned at age 8 and had an interesting life.
#history #doors #doorstory360 #littlelibrary #tinylibrary #books #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #booklending #victorhugo #quotes #💚
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David Bain, a local contractor (he also built the New Westminster armoury) and alderman, built this beautiful Queen Anne home for himself in 1894. “Ornamentation includes fishscale shingles, drop finials, dentils at cornice line, brackets, bay windows, and patterned brick chimney.” (New Westminster heritage register) 

#queenanne #architecture #architecturephotography #heritage #heritagehome #newwestminster #newwestminsterbc #fishscale #baywindow #doorstory360 #queenspark #contractor #queenannevictorian #queenannearchitecture #😍

David Bain, a local contractor (he also built the New Westminster armoury) and alderman, built this beautiful Queen Anne home for himself in 1894. “Ornamentation includes fishscale shingles, drop finials, dentils at cornice line, brackets, bay windows, and patterned brick chimney.” (New Westminster heritage register)

#queenanne #architecture #architecturephotography #heritage #heritagehome #newwestminster #newwestminsterbc #fishscale #baywindow #doorstory360 #queenspark #contractor #queenannevictorian #queenannearchitecture #😍
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Pretty door, hipped roofline, gate and colour - is that pale teal? Also, 215 is the  area code for Pennsylvania, home of most of the USA’s chocolate companies. 🍫😋 #door #doors #hippedroof #teal #architecture #heritage #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #vancouver #vancouverbc #gable #doorstory360 #hersheys #chocolate

Pretty door, hipped roofline, gate and colour - is that pale teal? Also, 215 is the area code for Pennsylvania, home of most of the USA’s chocolate companies. 🍫😋 #door #doors #hippedroof #teal #architecture #heritage #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #vancouver #vancouverbc #gable #doorstory360 #hersheys #chocolate ...

💜for Valentine’s Day: fancy gable with a delicious little gingerbread morsel at the peak, stained glass, and that beautiful six-paned door. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to 💜 those in your life who fill your heart, lift you up and make you smile. Happy 💜 Day!

#valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #💜 #door #doors #stainedglass #gable #fishscalegable #baywindow #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #gingerbread #purple #purplehouse #doorsofinstagram #doorsofvancouver

💜for Valentine’s Day: fancy gable with a delicious little gingerbread morsel at the peak, stained glass, and that beautiful six-paned door. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to 💜 those in your life who fill your heart, lift you up and make you smile. Happy 💜 Day!

#valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #💜 #door #doors #stainedglass #gable #fishscalegable #baywindow #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #gingerbread #purple #purplehouse #doorsofinstagram #doorsofvancouver
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Uncommon 🔺window in 🐟-scale gable, dentil trim and those chili-pepper-red twin doors! ❤️❤️ #door #doors #reddoor #reddoors #chilipepper #chilipepperred #doubledoors #fancygables #gable #fishscalegable #fishscaleshingles #triangle #trianglewindow #popyacolor #dentiltrim #triangularwindow #fishscale #fishscales #doorstory360 #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorsofinstagram

Uncommon 🔺window in 🐟-scale gable, dentil trim and those chili-pepper-red twin doors! ❤️❤️ #door #doors #reddoor #reddoors #chilipepper #chilipepperred #doubledoors #fancygables #gable #fishscalegable #fishscaleshingles #triangle #trianglewindow #popyacolor #dentiltrim #triangularwindow #fishscale #fishscales #doorstory360 #vancouver #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorsofinstagram ...

Another pretty set of stained glass sidelights, this time arced, and matching the porch flowers.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #wood #doorsoftheworld #sidelight #sidelights #stainedglass #vancouver #porch #veranda #doorstory360 #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers

Another pretty set of stained glass sidelights, this time arced, and matching the porch flowers.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #wood #doorsoftheworld #sidelight #sidelights #stainedglass #vancouver #porch #veranda #doorstory360 #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers
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Beautiful older home with stained glass sidelights and that tree shading the front porch. 💚

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #doorsoftheworld #vancouver #stainedglass #sidelight #sidelights #oldgrowth #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #tree #leafy #frontporch

Beautiful older home with stained glass sidelights and that tree shading the front porch. 💚

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsandwindows #doorsoftheworld #vancouver #stainedglass #sidelight #sidelights #oldgrowth #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #doorstory360 #tree #leafy #frontporch
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#bestnine2019 #abitlate #life #thankyou #thankyouforthelikes

#bestnine2019 #abitlate #life #thankyou #thankyouforthelikes ...

“Herbert Bell of the Bell & Zoller Coal Company commissioned this 23-storey skyscraper in 1924. When completed, it was one of the first generation skyscrapers that sprang up on North Michigan Avenue as a result of Burnham and Bennett’s 1909 ‘Plan of Chicago’. The building’s tripartite* composition and Corinthian columns exemplify the Classical Revival style of architecture, rendered in terra cotta manufactured in Chicago by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company. In 1956, the building was renamed when it was purchased by the Old Republic Life Insurance Company.“ (building’s Historic Landmark plaque)
* a method of visually organizing the facade of the building by dividing it up into three sections, similar to as found on a Classical column (base, shaft, capital)
307 North Michigan Avenue - Old Republic Building (formerly the Bell Building) (1924) Architect:  K. M. Vitzthum & Co. 
#architecture #oldrepublic #oldrepublicbuilding #chicago #chicagoarchitecture #terracotta #architecturephotography #chicagoarchitecturalphotography #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #tripartite #michiganavenue #michiganavenuebridge #magnificentmile #classicalrevival #classicalrevivalstyle #bellbuilding #classicalrevivalarchitecture #doorstory360 #flag #usa🇺🇸 #🇺🇸 #corinthiancolumns

“Herbert Bell of the Bell & Zoller Coal Company commissioned this 23-storey skyscraper in 1924. When completed, it was one of the first generation skyscrapers that sprang up on North Michigan Avenue as a result of Burnham and Bennett’s 1909 ‘Plan of Chicago’. The building’s tripartite* composition and Corinthian columns exemplify the Classical Revival style of architecture, rendered in terra cotta manufactured in Chicago by the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company. In 1956, the building was renamed when it was purchased by the Old Republic Life Insurance Company.“ (building’s Historic Landmark plaque)
* a method of visually organizing the facade of the building by dividing it up into three sections, similar to as found on a Classical column (base, shaft, capital)
307 North Michigan Avenue - Old Republic Building (formerly the Bell Building) (1924) Architect: K. M. Vitzthum & Co.
#architecture #oldrepublic #oldrepublicbuilding #chicago #chicagoarchitecture #terracotta #architecturephotography #chicagoarchitecturalphotography #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #tripartite #michiganavenue #michiganavenuebridge #magnificentmile #classicalrevival #classicalrevivalstyle #bellbuilding #classicalrevivalarchitecture #doorstory360 #flag #usa🇺🇸 #🇺🇸 #corinthiancolumns
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Dappled gable, interesting gambrel roof, offset square accent windows, and That Yellow Door! 🤩

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsworldwide #yellow #yellowdoor #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorsofvancouver #doorstory360

Dappled gable, interesting gambrel roof, offset square accent windows, and That Yellow Door! 🤩

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsworldwide #yellow #yellowdoor #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorsofvancouver #doorstory360
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“At 2:00 a.m. [January 1st, 1922] motor vehicles in British Columbia changed from driving on the left to driving on the right hand side of the street. The change went surprisingly smoothly; there were no accidents.” 🚗🚛🚙
This west side apartment with the starburst window over the front entrance was built in 1922.
(from VancouverHistory.ca)

#door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #apartment #heritage #heritagevancouver #history #vancouverhistory #1922 #righthanddrive #westsidevancouver #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram🚪 #doorsofvancouver

“At 2:00 a.m. [January 1st, 1922] motor vehicles in British Columbia changed from driving on the left to driving on the right hand side of the street. The change went surprisingly smoothly; there were no accidents.” 🚗🚛🚙
This west side apartment with the starburst window over the front entrance was built in 1922.
(from VancouverHistory.ca)

#door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #apartment #heritage #heritagevancouver #history #vancouverhistory #1922 #righthanddrive #westsidevancouver #architecture #architecturelovers #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram🚪 #doorsofvancouver
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This vibrant mosaic-covered apartment was built in 1937, and it’s a looker. In 1937, construction began on the snazzy Lions Gate Bridge. The Vancouver Sun newspaper offices were destroyed by fire in March 1937, but the day’s paper still came out on time (!). And, also in 1937, Helena Gutteridge (CCF, precursor to the NDP) kicked down some doors to became the first woman ever elected to Vancouver City Council. What a year! (Remember to vote!)
BTW: Mosaics originated in the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece. The tiny squares are called tesserae.

#door #doors #architecture #mosaic #mosaictile #mosaictiles #vancouver #vancouverbc #history #apartment #apartmentbuilding #1937 #style #tesserae #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 
2908 Oak Street

This vibrant mosaic-covered apartment was built in 1937, and it’s a looker. In 1937, construction began on the snazzy Lions Gate Bridge. The Vancouver Sun newspaper offices were destroyed by fire in March 1937, but the day’s paper still came out on time (!). And, also in 1937, Helena Gutteridge (CCF, precursor to the NDP) kicked down some doors to became the first woman ever elected to Vancouver City Council. What a year! (Remember to vote!)
BTW: Mosaics originated in the Bronze Age of Ancient Greece. The tiny squares are called tesserae.

#door #doors #architecture #mosaic #mosaictile #mosaictiles #vancouver #vancouverbc #history #apartment #apartmentbuilding #1937 #style #tesserae #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360
2908 Oak Street
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I 💙 this beautiful home’s snappy teal trim, multi-panes door, and the big tree and greenery, reflected. Teal, first used as a colour in 1917, is named after the duck-like bird the Common Teal. 
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #vancouver #vancouverbc #teal #tealtrim #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #treelinedstreets #tree #plantatree #fancyarmbands

I 💙 this beautiful home’s snappy teal trim, multi-panes door, and the big tree and greenery, reflected. Teal, first used as a colour in 1917, is named after the duck-like bird the Common Teal.
#door #doors #architecture #architecturephotography #vancouver #vancouverbc #teal #tealtrim #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #treelinedstreets #tree #plantatree #fancyarmbands
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“Hell yeah!” Not sure what this enthusiastic affirmation is for, but sure! (Maybe it’s for the curlicues?) #door #doors #doorsofvancouver #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #porch #doorstory360 #yellow #hellyeah

“Hell yeah!” Not sure what this enthusiastic affirmation is for, but sure! (Maybe it’s for the curlicues?) #door #doors #doorsofvancouver #doorsofinstagram #vancouver #porch #doorstory360 #yellow #hellyeah ...

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lots of character here, and I bet it has lots to teach us and many stories to tell. ❤️those windows! 😍
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #characterdesign #character #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorstory360 #curvedwindows #apartmenthouse #apartment #green

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lots of character here, and I bet it has lots to teach us and many stories to tell. ❤️those windows! 😍
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #characterdesign #character #vancouver #vancouverbc #doorstory360 #curvedwindows #apartmenthouse #apartment #green
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Four variations of grey (I’m sure there are more shades...) Grey’s perceptions range from negative, bland, moody (“a grey day”) to peaceful, sophisticated, and timeless, to formal, neutral, conservative and practical. Depends on the interpretation. (‘Eigengrau’, a German word meaning "intrinsic gray", "own gray" “dark light”, or “brain gray”, is a name for the ‘background’ that many people report seeing in the absence of light.) These grey homes are all stylish and unique.

#door #doors #grey #gray #vancouver #vancouverbc #reddoor #yellowdoor #doorsofinstagram #heritagehomes #doorstory360 #veranda #stylish #grayhouse #greyhouse #architecture #architecturephotography

Four variations of grey (I’m sure there are more shades...) Grey’s perceptions range from negative, bland, moody (“a grey day”) to peaceful, sophisticated, and timeless, to formal, neutral, conservative and practical. Depends on the interpretation. (‘Eigengrau’, a German word meaning "intrinsic gray", "own gray" “dark light”, or “brain gray”, is a name for the ‘background’ that many people report seeing in the absence of light.) These grey homes are all stylish and unique.

#door #doors #grey #gray #vancouver #vancouverbc #reddoor #yellowdoor #doorsofinstagram #heritagehomes #doorstory360 #veranda #stylish #grayhouse #greyhouse #architecture #architecturephotography
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As I was taking a photo of this charmer, a woman opened the front door and shouted at me “What are you *doing*?!?” I briefly explained (“I take pictures of pretty houses...”) She did not look convinced, or appeased, or mollified, or placated, or propitiated, or pacified, or soothed. She looked... skeptical. I would have thought, with a gorgeous house like this, she’d be accustomed to admirers. 💚

#misunderstood #door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverwestside #veranda #verandah #details #heritagehouse #heritagehome #doorstory360 #green #craftsmanhome #doorsofinstagram

As I was taking a photo of this charmer, a woman opened the front door and shouted at me “What are you *doing*?!?” I briefly explained (“I take pictures of pretty houses...”) She did not look convinced, or appeased, or mollified, or placated, or propitiated, or pacified, or soothed. She looked... skeptical. I would have thought, with a gorgeous house like this, she’d be accustomed to admirers. 💚

#misunderstood #door #doors #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverwestside #veranda #verandah #details #heritagehouse #heritagehome #doorstory360 #green #craftsmanhome #doorsofinstagram
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“Constructed in 1912, this Craftsman-style house was originally built for a doctor who ran his practice from the coach house. During the 1930s and 1940s, the living room of this house was the scene of hundreds of marriage ceremonies when it was the home of Reverend Andrew Roddan, his wife and seven children. 
One of the most prominent ministers in Vancouver in the 1930s, Rodden was the outspoken minister of the First United Church at Hastings Street and Gore Avenue. With his fiery Scottish accent, he broadcast a weekly radio program from his church, and became one of Vancouver’s first popular radio personalities. He has been described as ‘the heavyweight champ of the 1930s when it came to battling Sin, Poverty and Strong Drink in his ring’. The home had been converted to a lodging house in 1961, but was restored to its former glory in 1992.”
Looks like there are still little ones about, with the ladybug scooter on the porch. (Quote from house’s historical plaque)
#door #doors #craftsman #craftsmanhome #craftsmanstyle #yellow #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverheritage #history #doorstory360 #radio #firstunited #veranda #verandah #arbor #arbour #heritagevancouver #ladybug #goodkarma #weddings

“Constructed in 1912, this Craftsman-style house was originally built for a doctor who ran his practice from the coach house. During the 1930s and 1940s, the living room of this house was the scene of hundreds of marriage ceremonies when it was the home of Reverend Andrew Roddan, his wife and seven children.
One of the most prominent ministers in Vancouver in the 1930s, Rodden was the outspoken minister of the First United Church at Hastings Street and Gore Avenue. With his fiery Scottish accent, he broadcast a weekly radio program from his church, and became one of Vancouver’s first popular radio personalities. He has been described as ‘the heavyweight champ of the 1930s when it came to battling Sin, Poverty and Strong Drink in his ring’. The home had been converted to a lodging house in 1961, but was restored to its former glory in 1992.”
Looks like there are still little ones about, with the ladybug scooter on the porch. (Quote from house’s historical plaque)
#door #doors #craftsman #craftsmanhome #craftsmanstyle #yellow #vancouver #vancouverbc #vancouverheritage #history #doorstory360 #radio #firstunited #veranda #verandah #arbor #arbour #heritagevancouver #ladybug #goodkarma #weddings
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“Make no little plans,” architect Daniel Burnham instructed his team, aiming for maximum dazzle at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. took it to heart, had big dreams, and spent $25,000 of his own money to design and build a giant revolving wheel. It measured 250 feet in diameter, and carried 36 cars, each capable of holding 60 people 😲. “More than 100,000 parts went into Ferris’ wheel, notably an 89,320-pound axle that had to be hoisted onto two towers 140 feet in the air. Launched on June 21, 1893, it was a glorious success. Over the next 19 weeks, more than 1.4 million people paid 50 cents for a 20-minute ride and access to an aerial panorama few had ever beheld. ‘It is an indescribable sensation,’ wrote a reporter named Robert Graves, ‘that of revolving through such a vast orbit in a bird cage.’”🎡
(Smithsonian magazine)
#door #doors #ferriswheel #🎡 #ferriswheels #chicago #pne #summerfair #summerfair2019 #georgewashingtongaleferrisjr #architecture #summerfun #summerfun2019 #summer #architecturephotography #worldscolumbianexposition #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360

“Make no little plans,” architect Daniel Burnham instructed his team, aiming for maximum dazzle at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. took it to heart, had big dreams, and spent $25,000 of his own money to design and build a giant revolving wheel. It measured 250 feet in diameter, and carried 36 cars, each capable of holding 60 people 😲. “More than 100,000 parts went into Ferris’ wheel, notably an 89,320-pound axle that had to be hoisted onto two towers 140 feet in the air. Launched on June 21, 1893, it was a glorious success. Over the next 19 weeks, more than 1.4 million people paid 50 cents for a 20-minute ride and access to an aerial panorama few had ever beheld. ‘It is an indescribable sensation,’ wrote a reporter named Robert Graves, ‘that of revolving through such a vast orbit in a bird cage.’”🎡
(Smithsonian magazine)
#door #doors #ferriswheel #🎡 #ferriswheels #chicago #pne #summerfair #summerfair2019 #georgewashingtongaleferrisjr #architecture #summerfun #summerfun2019 #summer #architecturephotography #worldscolumbianexposition #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360
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The Eoff-Brady-Hof House originally had a ballroom in the basement, which in the 1940s was renovated into a bowling alley. Built for Alfred Eoff (listed as a bank cashier [!] but that must be old terminology because his character and demeanour are described in glowing terms, so it seems unlikely that he was carrying home big bags of cash), who married a nice Canadian girl named Victoria Marsh. It’s usually referred to as ‘the Governor’s House’, although Gov. James H. Brady only lived here 1909-1911. The present owner, Bill Hon, stirred up a ruckus last year when he allegedly threatened to demolish the home 😧causing the heritage-wise city council to pass a moratorium until the home could be included in a protected historic downtown district, which was created December 2018. It’s now charming, funky apartments.

Eoff-Brady-Hon house, 140 West Main Street (1898) Queen Anne style. Built for $9,000. Architects: John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel, who designed the incredible Idaho Capitol Building.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #heritage #history #queenanne #queenannestyle #queenannearchitecture #architecture #doorsofinstagram #veranda #architecturephotography #doorstory360 #protected #governorshouse

The Eoff-Brady-Hof House originally had a ballroom in the basement, which in the 1940s was renovated into a bowling alley. Built for Alfred Eoff (listed as a bank cashier [!] but that must be old terminology because his character and demeanour are described in glowing terms, so it seems unlikely that he was carrying home big bags of cash), who married a nice Canadian girl named Victoria Marsh. It’s usually referred to as ‘the Governor’s House’, although Gov. James H. Brady only lived here 1909-1911. The present owner, Bill Hon, stirred up a ruckus last year when he allegedly threatened to demolish the home 😧causing the heritage-wise city council to pass a moratorium until the home could be included in a protected historic downtown district, which was created December 2018. It’s now charming, funky apartments.

Eoff-Brady-Hon house, 140 West Main Street (1898) Queen Anne style. Built for $9,000. Architects: John E. Tourtellotte and Charles Hummel, who designed the incredible Idaho Capitol Building.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #heritage #history #queenanne #queenannestyle #queenannearchitecture #architecture #doorsofinstagram #veranda #architecturephotography #doorstory360 #protected #governorshouse
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B is for bas-relief, “a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material”, as in the leaves and flowers on this wall. (Wikipedia) 
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #basrelief #architecture #b #bisfor #beautiful #wroughtiron #doorway #goldcoastchicago #ironwork #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #architecturephotography

B is for bas-relief, “a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material”, as in the leaves and flowers on this wall. (Wikipedia)
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #basrelief #architecture #b #bisfor #beautiful #wroughtiron #doorway #goldcoastchicago #ironwork #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #architecturephotography
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The Tribune Building (L) and the Wrigley Building (R) reflected in the doors of the London House (aka London Guaranty and Accident Building) - all gorgeous. ❤️❤️❤️ #door #doors #londonhousechicago #wrigleybuilding #londonhouse #tribunebuilding #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagotribunebuilding #architecture  #architecturephotography #downtownchicago #chicagotourism #doorstory360 #reflection #goldenhour #doorsofinstagram

The Tribune Building (L) and the Wrigley Building (R) reflected in the doors of the London House (aka London Guaranty and Accident Building) - all gorgeous. ❤️❤️❤️ #door #doors #londonhousechicago #wrigleybuilding #londonhouse #tribunebuilding #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagotribunebuilding #architecture #architecturephotography #downtownchicago #chicagotourism #doorstory360 #reflection #goldenhour #doorsofinstagram ...

A little girl named Mary Bell was accidentally shot by her brother’s friend here in the 1950s, and has haunted this beautiful house ever since.  Like a mischievous child, she misplaces and hides things. Mary appears as a figure or a ray of light, and often played upstairs with the children of the current owner. As the children got older, she appeared less frequently, and since they have grown and gone, she hardly appears at all. The house is magnificent in its details, with frescoes, a large sunroof, servants’ amenities, a sink in each bedroom, and a fireplace with real gold laced through the tile in a beautiful design. Elaborate wooden interior doors dressed up with exquisite doorknobs are worth as much as surrounding homes. The house was made from local sandstone and is heated geothermally. Built by hotel and mine owner (the fireplace gold came from his mines) businessman Timothy Regan, his family lived in the house for only one generation because sadly, his son was killed in WWI and they moved away. I particularly 💖the front door, 💖the triangular typanum with the oeil-de-boeuf (bull’s eye) window and 💖those column tops. And everything else. 
110 Main Street (1905) Neoclassical 
#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #mainstreet #mainstreetusa #architecture #architecturephotography #neoclassical #columns #typanum #oeildeboeuf #oeildeboeufwindow #bullseye #geothermal #hauntedmansion #hauntedhouse #haunted #ghostgirl #littlegirlghost #sandstone #doorstory360 #white #widowswalk #balcony #leadedwindows

A little girl named Mary Bell was accidentally shot by her brother’s friend here in the 1950s, and has haunted this beautiful house ever since. Like a mischievous child, she misplaces and hides things. Mary appears as a figure or a ray of light, and often played upstairs with the children of the current owner. As the children got older, she appeared less frequently, and since they have grown and gone, she hardly appears at all. The house is magnificent in its details, with frescoes, a large sunroof, servants’ amenities, a sink in each bedroom, and a fireplace with real gold laced through the tile in a beautiful design. Elaborate wooden interior doors dressed up with exquisite doorknobs are worth as much as surrounding homes. The house was made from local sandstone and is heated geothermally. Built by hotel and mine owner (the fireplace gold came from his mines) businessman Timothy Regan, his family lived in the house for only one generation because sadly, his son was killed in WWI and they moved away. I particularly 💖the front door, 💖the triangular typanum with the oeil-de-boeuf (bull’s eye) window and 💖those column tops. And everything else.
110 Main Street (1905) Neoclassical
#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #mainstreet #mainstreetusa #architecture #architecturephotography #neoclassical #columns #typanum #oeildeboeuf #oeildeboeufwindow #bullseye #geothermal #hauntedmansion #hauntedhouse #haunted #ghostgirl #littlegirlghost #sandstone #doorstory360 #white #widowswalk #balcony #leadedwindows
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The hub of the rich and elite, scene of speeches, inaugurations, balls and elegant soirées. Presidents stayed here, including W.H. Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. A key stop on the Lewis and Clark route by train, the Idanha was the tallest building in Idaho (5 storeys - with the state’s only elevator) when it opened in 1901. Now, it’s haunted by a bell boy who was killed, taking guests riding the elevator to the fourth floor (where he was shot) regardless of which floor is selected. 👻 Now it’s apartments (mostly original), shops, and a bar. It’s a bit shabby compared to its glory days, but it has some marvellous stories to tell.

Idanha Hotel (1901) Architect: W.S. (Walter) Campbell. Built for $125,000. 
#door #doors #idaho #boise #idahotourism #statecapital #architecture #boiseidaho #architecturephotography #downtown #doorstory360 #heritage #history #lewisandclark #lewisandclarktrail #hotel #idanha #frenchchâteaustyle #ghost #haunted #hauntedhotel #hauntedelevator

The hub of the rich and elite, scene of speeches, inaugurations, balls and elegant soirées. Presidents stayed here, including W.H. Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. A key stop on the Lewis and Clark route by train, the Idanha was the tallest building in Idaho (5 storeys - with the state’s only elevator) when it opened in 1901. Now, it’s haunted by a bell boy who was killed, taking guests riding the elevator to the fourth floor (where he was shot) regardless of which floor is selected. 👻 Now it’s apartments (mostly original), shops, and a bar. It’s a bit shabby compared to its glory days, but it has some marvellous stories to tell.

Idanha Hotel (1901) Architect: W.S. (Walter) Campbell. Built for $125,000.
#door #doors #idaho #boise #idahotourism #statecapital #architecture #boiseidaho #architecturephotography #downtown #doorstory360 #heritage #history #lewisandclark #lewisandclarktrail #hotel #idanha #frenchchâteaustyle #ghost #haunted #hauntedhotel #hauntedelevator
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“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say—because they seemed to me too obvious.”
- writer André Gide
Go ahead and say those obvious, important, wonderful words.

#door #doors #woodendoor #woodendoors #curveddoors #architecture #stone #iron #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #goldcoast #goldcoastchicago #doorstory360 #wroughtiron #reflection #multipane #andregide #andrégide #wordsofwisdom #sayit #sayitwithlove #❤️

“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say—because they seemed to me too obvious.”
- writer André Gide
Go ahead and say those obvious, important, wonderful words.

#door #doors #woodendoor #woodendoors #curveddoors #architecture #stone #iron #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #goldcoast #goldcoastchicago #doorstory360 #wroughtiron #reflection #multipane #andregide #andrégide #wordsofwisdom #sayit #sayitwithlove #❤️
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Gold was discovered in Idaho in 1860, and Boise’s first Methodist church was formed in 1872. This beautiful Cathedral opened (to all) just in time for Christmas 1960. The $9m addition in 2002 adds capacity (it  now comprises a full city block) to this magnificent structure, for all the good work they do serving the surrounding community. I ❤️ the carved doors, the Gothic details, the soaring spire. 
1 of 3 photos (to preserve portrait orientation), see next for exterior and interior with mosaic window.

Cathedral of the Rockies (1960) 771 North 11th Street, Boise ID Architect: Harold E. Wagoner (who only designed churches). Gothic Revival style. Arizona flagstone exterior. Cathedral organ by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts is Idaho’s largest. Stained glass windows by Willet Studios of Philadelphia PA. Quote is from  www.cathedraloftherockies.org 
#door #doors #cathedral #cathedraloftherockies #church #methodist #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #ministry #methodist #idaho  #history #architecture #gothicrevival #haroldwagoner #architect #pipeorgan #stainedglass #willetstudios #allmeansall #doorstory360 #rosewindow #arizonaflagstone #idahotourism

Gold was discovered in Idaho in 1860, and Boise’s first Methodist church was formed in 1872. This beautiful Cathedral opened (to all) just in time for Christmas 1960. The $9m addition in 2002 adds capacity (it now comprises a full city block) to this magnificent structure, for all the good work they do serving the surrounding community. I ❤️ the carved doors, the Gothic details, the soaring spire.
1 of 3 photos (to preserve portrait orientation), see next for exterior and interior with mosaic window.

Cathedral of the Rockies (1960) 771 North 11th Street, Boise ID Architect: Harold E. Wagoner (who only designed churches). Gothic Revival style. Arizona flagstone exterior. Cathedral organ by Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, Massachusetts is Idaho’s largest. Stained glass windows by Willet Studios of Philadelphia PA. Quote is from www.cathedraloftherockies.org
#door #doors #cathedral #cathedraloftherockies #church #methodist #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #ministry #methodist #idaho #history #architecture #gothicrevival #haroldwagoner #architect #pipeorgan #stainedglass #willetstudios #allmeansall #doorstory360 #rosewindow #arizonaflagstone #idahotourism
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In January 1946, a troop train arrived to reunite the Westminster Regiment with loved ones at a huge homecoming celebration here at Queen’s Park. “The Westminsters marched into the oval under the moonlight as a faint mist rose from the chilled grass. They tramped to a patch of cold light cast by the floodlights before the platform as, from the dimness of the stands and from the masses that blanketed the corner of the field itself, there rose a roar from 5,000 throats that drowned the trumpets and even the skirl of the pipe band...they swarmed over the field and the khaki ranks were drowned by civvies suits. With laughter and tears of joy, wives, mothers and fathers and sweethearts were gathering to their arms the warriors who had returned.” (Yikes - you know it’s loud when you can’t hear bagpipes.) It was B.C.’s first public park and a barometer of the highs and lows of New Westminster. In 1919, the Prince of Wales opened the Provincial Exhibition, beginning a tradition of celebrations, exhibitions, May Days and public events held here to this day.  It was occupied by soldiers during both World Wars. In 1929, the Right Honourable Winston Churchill, here to mark the occasion of the Provincial Exhibition‘s Diamond Jubilee, drew a crowd of 37,000, despite devastating fires at the waterfront paper mill and the park’s buildings just prior. In 1939, an indicator of the end of the Great Depression was a visit from the King and Queen, which swelled the city’s population from 22,000 to an enthusiastic 150,000.

Queen’s Park established 1887. Text from The British Columbian, 1946. This gate was parked 🌲here in 1960, commemorating New Westminster’s centennial. 
#door #doors #gate #newwest #newwestminster #homecoming #soldiers #newwestminsterbc #centennial #war #park #doorstory360 #garden #sirwinstonchurchill #kingandqueen #royalcity #westminsterregiment #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #🇨🇦

In January 1946, a troop train arrived to reunite the Westminster Regiment with loved ones at a huge homecoming celebration here at Queen’s Park. “The Westminsters marched into the oval under the moonlight as a faint mist rose from the chilled grass. They tramped to a patch of cold light cast by the floodlights before the platform as, from the dimness of the stands and from the masses that blanketed the corner of the field itself, there rose a roar from 5,000 throats that drowned the trumpets and even the skirl of the pipe band...they swarmed over the field and the khaki ranks were drowned by civvies suits. With laughter and tears of joy, wives, mothers and fathers and sweethearts were gathering to their arms the warriors who had returned.” (Yikes - you know it’s loud when you can’t hear bagpipes.) It was B.C.’s first public park and a barometer of the highs and lows of New Westminster. In 1919, the Prince of Wales opened the Provincial Exhibition, beginning a tradition of celebrations, exhibitions, May Days and public events held here to this day. It was occupied by soldiers during both World Wars. In 1929, the Right Honourable Winston Churchill, here to mark the occasion of the Provincial Exhibition‘s Diamond Jubilee, drew a crowd of 37,000, despite devastating fires at the waterfront paper mill and the park’s buildings just prior. In 1939, an indicator of the end of the Great Depression was a visit from the King and Queen, which swelled the city’s population from 22,000 to an enthusiastic 150,000.

Queen’s Park established 1887. Text from The British Columbian, 1946. This gate was parked 🌲here in 1960, commemorating New Westminster’s centennial.
#door #doors #gate #newwest #newwestminster #homecoming #soldiers #newwestminsterbc #centennial #war #park #doorstory360 #garden #sirwinstonchurchill #kingandqueen #royalcity #westminsterregiment #bc #britishcolumbia #beautifulbritishcolumbia #canada #🇨🇦
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Far more convenient than lugging rocks all the way to San Francisco, Boise’s Federal Assay Office is where miners in the area brought their gold to be separated out and assessed, or “assayed”.⚖️ So it’s understandable that a miner in a plaid shirt haunts the building to this day; it’s said you can hear his boots, too.⛏ One of only seven assay offices in the country, with sandstone rock-solid (ha) two feet thick and barred windows for security, this office received $75 million+ of precious metals in its history (1871-1933). The laboratory, vaults, furnaces, and offices were on the ground floor, the Chief Assayer and his family lived on the top floor, and the basement held staff and guards’ quarters and geothermal. When it opened, the area’s mining production was the third-highest in the U.S., but of course fortunes💰come and go. After closing, the building was Forest Service offices for several years; now it houses the  State Historical Preservation Office and the Archaeological Survey of Idaho.

210 Main Street (1871) Possibly Provincial style.  Alfred B. Mullett, architect. Land donated by Alexander Rossi (who was appointed Chief Assayer) Builder: John McBride (who became Superintendent)🤔 NRHP, 1961.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boisehistory #boisestatehistory #history #heritage #sandstone #assay #assayoffice #gold #silver #nrhp #federalbuildings #federalbuildingsofinstagram #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #haunted #ghost #miner #minerals #mining #doorstory360 #unitedstates #🇺🇸 #idahotourism

Far more convenient than lugging rocks all the way to San Francisco, Boise’s Federal Assay Office is where miners in the area brought their gold to be separated out and assessed, or “assayed”.⚖️ So it’s understandable that a miner in a plaid shirt haunts the building to this day; it’s said you can hear his boots, too.⛏ One of only seven assay offices in the country, with sandstone rock-solid (ha) two feet thick and barred windows for security, this office received $75 million+ of precious metals in its history (1871-1933). The laboratory, vaults, furnaces, and offices were on the ground floor, the Chief Assayer and his family lived on the top floor, and the basement held staff and guards’ quarters and geothermal. When it opened, the area’s mining production was the third-highest in the U.S., but of course fortunes💰come and go. After closing, the building was Forest Service offices for several years; now it houses the State Historical Preservation Office and the Archaeological Survey of Idaho.

210 Main Street (1871) Possibly Provincial style. Alfred B. Mullett, architect. Land donated by Alexander Rossi (who was appointed Chief Assayer) Builder: John McBride (who became Superintendent)🤔 NRHP, 1961.

#door #doors #boise #boiseidaho #boisehistory #boisestatehistory #history #heritage #sandstone #assay #assayoffice #gold #silver #nrhp #federalbuildings #federalbuildingsofinstagram #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #haunted #ghost #miner #minerals #mining #doorstory360 #unitedstates #🇺🇸 #idahotourism
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Crown-like embellishments... 113 years ago, the Chicago White Sox were crowned World Series champions against the Chicago Cubs in the only all-Chicago battle. This weekend in Chicago, you can attend the Bristol Renaissance Faire (at King’s Landing) or the Jazz Festival featuring Nat King Cole’s brother. 👑

#door #doors #architecture #chicago #embellishment #embellishments #crown #king #history #oldchicago #chicagobrick #baseball #chicagowhitesox #chicagocubs #doorstory360 #goldcoastchicago #goldcoast

Crown-like embellishments... 113 years ago, the Chicago White Sox were crowned World Series champions against the Chicago Cubs in the only all-Chicago battle. This weekend in Chicago, you can attend the Bristol Renaissance Faire (at King’s Landing) or the Jazz Festival featuring Nat King Cole’s brother. 👑

#door #doors #architecture #chicago #embellishment #embellishments #crown #king #history #oldchicago #chicagobrick #baseball #chicagowhitesox #chicagocubs #doorstory360 #goldcoastchicago #goldcoast
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Curves, cornices and circles - and roof finials, too. Mining magnate James L. Bush’s pretty Queen Anne-style mansion was built with St. Louis brick, zinc-plated sheet metal and Idaho sandstone. It’s survived pretty much intact, due to good construction, good luck and good people taking care of it. Today it houses a teacher’s apartment and various office spaces, including a spa/massage therapist. 
1020 West Franklin - Bush Mansion (1892, $6,000) Queen Anne style. No architect listed.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorphotography #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #queenanne #queenannestyle #architecture #architecturephotography #cornice #finials #brick #brickhouse #doorstory360 #housedetails #heritage #idaho #idahohistory

Curves, cornices and circles - and roof finials, too. Mining magnate James L. Bush’s pretty Queen Anne-style mansion was built with St. Louis brick, zinc-plated sheet metal and Idaho sandstone. It’s survived pretty much intact, due to good construction, good luck and good people taking care of it. Today it houses a teacher’s apartment and various office spaces, including a spa/massage therapist.
1020 West Franklin - Bush Mansion (1892, $6,000) Queen Anne style. No architect listed.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorphotography #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #queenanne #queenannestyle #architecture #architecturephotography #cornice #finials #brick #brickhouse #doorstory360 #housedetails #heritage #idaho #idahohistory
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Quirks and multiple details abound - including a secret passageway - in this one-of-a-kind heritage home, The dentil trim, six-over-six upper windows, and panelled wooden door with elaborate sidelights and Palladian windows are just the start. The house walls are “3 bricks thick” so water, gas and electrical are all visible inside and the basement is a labyrinth of pipes and wires. The main and second floor layouts are identical🤔. Most of the house’s details are original and imaginative (e.g. light fixtures). Doors and archways inside are all different sizes and designs, as though the architect was randomly trying things out, and some doors have fanciful windows: a star, flowers, and so on. There are remnants of bygone times, like servants’ quarters and a special kitchen door so that the grocery delivery boy could put away your order. The gardens are still beautifully kept, and the occupants, descendants of the original family, have made quite an effort to honour the home’s legacy. And yes, if you lean on an upstairs wall just right, a hidden passageway opens up.

Peter Sonna House, 121 Main Street (1902) - Federal style, which was considered patriotic at the time as it builds on the British Georgian style and leans toward Greek and Roman influences. 
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #architecture #columns #dentil #boise #boiseidaho #sonna #secretpassageway #petersonna #originalcharacter #originaldetails #characterhome #idaho #boiseid #architecturephotography #georgian #federalstyle #federalstylearchitecture #georgianarchitecture #brick #georgianhouse #palladian #palladianwindow #garden #history #doorstory360

Quirks and multiple details abound - including a secret passageway - in this one-of-a-kind heritage home, The dentil trim, six-over-six upper windows, and panelled wooden door with elaborate sidelights and Palladian windows are just the start. The house walls are “3 bricks thick” so water, gas and electrical are all visible inside and the basement is a labyrinth of pipes and wires. The main and second floor layouts are identical🤔. Most of the house’s details are original and imaginative (e.g. light fixtures). Doors and archways inside are all different sizes and designs, as though the architect was randomly trying things out, and some doors have fanciful windows: a star, flowers, and so on. There are remnants of bygone times, like servants’ quarters and a special kitchen door so that the grocery delivery boy could put away your order. The gardens are still beautifully kept, and the occupants, descendants of the original family, have made quite an effort to honour the home’s legacy. And yes, if you lean on an upstairs wall just right, a hidden passageway opens up.

Peter Sonna House, 121 Main Street (1902) - Federal style, which was considered patriotic at the time as it builds on the British Georgian style and leans toward Greek and Roman influences.
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #architecture #columns #dentil #boise #boiseidaho #sonna #secretpassageway #petersonna #originalcharacter #originaldetails #characterhome #idaho #boiseid #architecturephotography #georgian #federalstyle #federalstylearchitecture #georgianarchitecture #brick #georgianhouse #palladian #palladianwindow #garden #history #doorstory360
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Sunday best👒, dressed to impress🕶 or maybe a tuxedo🎩. ‘Tuxedo’ comes from Tuxedo Park, a posh NY area (~1888). Thought-out touches on this entryway: centre-mounted doorknob, consistency of accessories and ❤️the scalloping on the door and window frames.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture #architecturephotography #sundaybest #tuxedo #tuxedopark scallops #scalloping #ironwork #doorknob #doorknocker #handrail #doorknobinthemiddleofdoor #doorstory360 #doorlove #chicagoil #goldcoastchicago #fancy #dressedup #dresstoimpress #formaldoor

Sunday best👒, dressed to impress🕶 or maybe a tuxedo🎩. ‘Tuxedo’ comes from Tuxedo Park, a posh NY area (~1888). Thought-out touches on this entryway: centre-mounted doorknob, consistency of accessories and ❤️the scalloping on the door and window frames.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture #architecturephotography #sundaybest #tuxedo #tuxedopark scallops #scalloping #ironwork #doorknob #doorknocker #handrail #doorknobinthemiddleofdoor #doorstory360 #doorlove #chicagoil #goldcoastchicago #fancy #dressedup #dresstoimpress #formaldoor
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Architect Alfred Mullett seemed to spend his life burning bridges. The New York Sun called him "the most arrogant, pretentious, and preposterous little humbug in the United States”.❗️He had feuds with most everyone he worked with, and developed a reputation as a “micromanaging authoritarian” with an explosive temper. He was shadowed by accusations of extreme extravagance and five separate investigations of corruption. He designed ~40 government buildings over his career; eventually he was forced to resign. The original magistrate of Pioneer Courthouse, Portland’s beautiful de facto town center, was Judge Matthew Deady, with his flaming red hair. Judge Deady was ahead of his time in some ways, denouncing racist violence against Chinese Americans in the late 1800s. The Oregon Land Fraud Scandal trial (public officials illegally obtaining U.S. gov’t land grants) was held here in 1904. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 Pioneer Couthouse 700 SW 6th Avenue (1869) Italianate style. Architect: Alfred B. Mullett. USNRHP, USNHL, Portland Historic Landmark

#door #doors #portlandoregon #pioneercourthouse #4thofJuly #independenceday #usa #🇺🇸 #courthouse #italianate #judge #noracism #architecture #oregon #architect #portlandslivingroom #pioneercourthousesquare #architecturephotography #nrhp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #nationalhistoriclandmark #portlandhistoriclandmark #heritage #history #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #happy4thofjuly

Architect Alfred Mullett seemed to spend his life burning bridges. The New York Sun called him "the most arrogant, pretentious, and preposterous little humbug in the United States”.❗️He had feuds with most everyone he worked with, and developed a reputation as a “micromanaging authoritarian” with an explosive temper. He was shadowed by accusations of extreme extravagance and five separate investigations of corruption. He designed ~40 government buildings over his career; eventually he was forced to resign. The original magistrate of Pioneer Courthouse, Portland’s beautiful de facto town center, was Judge Matthew Deady, with his flaming red hair. Judge Deady was ahead of his time in some ways, denouncing racist violence against Chinese Americans in the late 1800s. The Oregon Land Fraud Scandal trial (public officials illegally obtaining U.S. gov’t land grants) was held here in 1904. Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 Pioneer Couthouse 700 SW 6th Avenue (1869) Italianate style. Architect: Alfred B. Mullett. USNRHP, USNHL, Portland Historic Landmark

#door #doors #portlandoregon #pioneercourthouse #4thofJuly #independenceday #usa #🇺🇸 #courthouse #italianate #judge #noracism #architecture #oregon #architect #portlandslivingroom #pioneercourthousesquare #architecturephotography #nrhp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #nationalhistoriclandmark #portlandhistoriclandmark #heritage #history #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #happy4thofjuly
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🇨🇦Happy Canada Day!🇨🇦 Here’s the Parliament Building Peace Tower playing O Canada 🇨🇦 (sorry for the vertigo-inducing dip - still patriotic😀) Parliament Building Centre Block (1927) Gothic Revival style, Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones, architects 
#door #doors #ocanada #canadaday #canadaday2019 #canadaday🇨🇦 #happycanadaday #i❤️canada #architecture #canada #architecturephotography #ottawa #ottawatourism #capitalofcanada #doorstory360 #peacetower #parliamentbuilding #canadapride #parliamentbuildings #bells #mapleleafforever #mapleleaf #sohappytobecanadian #🇨🇦

🇨🇦Happy Canada Day!🇨🇦 Here’s the Parliament Building Peace Tower playing O Canada 🇨🇦 (sorry for the vertigo-inducing dip - still patriotic😀) Parliament Building Centre Block (1927) Gothic Revival style, Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones, architects
#door #doors #ocanada #canadaday #canadaday2019 #canadaday🇨🇦 #happycanadaday #i❤️canada #architecture #canada #architecturephotography #ottawa #ottawatourism #capitalofcanada #doorstory360 #peacetower #parliamentbuilding #canadapride #parliamentbuildings #bells #mapleleafforever #mapleleaf #sohappytobecanadian #🇨🇦
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Just in time for the New Moon / solar eclipse, we have a half-moon Palladian and two matching 🌓 door toplites. Tuesday’s dramatic celestial activity will apparently focus us on family, food, comfort and security, because it is in the sign of Cancer, the sweet home-lover. Eclipses are said to bring news of big events in one’s life - startling and unexpected where something ends and something else begins. 🌞🌚 (The beautiful ironwork is all around in the fence and a pretty gate.) #door #doors #moon #halfmoon #wooddoor #wooddoors #woodendoor #woodendoors #palladian #palladianwindow #ironwork #newmoon #newmoonincancer #astrology #cancernewmoon #solareclipse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #doorstory360 #architecture #doorsofinstagram #architecturephotography

Just in time for the New Moon / solar eclipse, we have a half-moon Palladian and two matching 🌓 door toplites. Tuesday’s dramatic celestial activity will apparently focus us on family, food, comfort and security, because it is in the sign of Cancer, the sweet home-lover. Eclipses are said to bring news of big events in one’s life - startling and unexpected where something ends and something else begins. 🌞🌚 (The beautiful ironwork is all around in the fence and a pretty gate.) #door #doors #moon #halfmoon #wooddoor #wooddoors #woodendoor #woodendoors #palladian #palladianwindow #ironwork #newmoon #newmoonincancer #astrology #cancernewmoon #solareclipse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #doorstory360 #architecture #doorsofinstagram #architecturephotography ...

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." But it’s not actually the motto of the post office; it’s a fella named Herodotus, talking about Persian couriers, in 500BC. Nowadays, the U.S. Post Office processes and delivers 187.8m pieces of mail per day😮. The fella I spoke with at this post office (didn’t ask if his name was Herodotus) was terrific - he found pretty stamps to stick on postcards to send to my grandkids. 
Post Office and federal building (1902), 312 N. 8 Street. Architect: James Knox Taylor. Beaux Arts style. NRHP.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #postoffice #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #federalbuilding #usps #architecture #planter #heritage #architecturephotography #beauxarts #doorstory360 #sandstone #ironwork #nrhp #jamesknoxtaylor #postcards #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." But it’s not actually the motto of the post office; it’s a fella named Herodotus, talking about Persian couriers, in 500BC. Nowadays, the U.S. Post Office processes and delivers 187.8m pieces of mail per day😮. The fella I spoke with at this post office (didn’t ask if his name was Herodotus) was terrific - he found pretty stamps to stick on postcards to send to my grandkids.
Post Office and federal building (1902), 312 N. 8 Street. Architect: James Knox Taylor. Beaux Arts style. NRHP.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #postoffice #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #federalbuilding #usps #architecture #planter #heritage #architecturephotography #beauxarts #doorstory360 #sandstone #ironwork #nrhp #jamesknoxtaylor #postcards #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces
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“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently.”
- Bill Watterson, ‘Calvin and Hobbes’

Crisp and clean, with a space-age door knocker. 🚀 🌎 
#door #doors #spaceage #architecture #modern #billwatterson #calvinandhobbes #billwattersonisagenius #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #brick #doorknocker #doorknockers #angles #doorstory360

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently.”
- Bill Watterson, ‘Calvin and Hobbes’

Crisp and clean, with a space-age door knocker. 🚀 🌎
#door #doors #spaceage #architecture #modern #billwatterson #calvinandhobbes #billwattersonisagenius #architecturephotography #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #brick #doorknocker #doorknockers #angles #doorstory360
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The mayor’s wife, Helena, saw a picture of an ornate house and fell in love, so her husband Moses Alexander rounded up two carpenters to build one - and isn’t it marvellous. 💝 In 1891, Alexander, originally from Bavaria, left Chillicothe, Illinois (where he was mayor) on his way to Alaska. On his journey, he decided instead to stay in Boise and open his clothing store; he eventually became Idaho’s 11th governor. He led efforts to build Idaho’s first synagogue in 1895, the Ahavath Beth Israel (still in use), and was the country’s first practicing Jewish governor. The house is now used as office space, house museum, and a place for the current governor to entertain.  I just 💕how much personality this house has, with its bay windows, turrets, scalloped siding, balconies, gingerbread and fancy windows.😍 304 West State Street - Moses Alexander house (1897). Queen Anne/Victorian. NRHP, 1972. Cost to build: $3,200.

#door #doors #queenanne #victorian #gingerbread #turret #turrets #leadedglass #fancy #leadedglasswindow #baywindow #baywindows #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #doorsofinstagram #gable #gables #mosesalexander #governorofidaho #architecture #architecturephotography #ahavathbethisrael #jewish #doorstory360 #helena

The mayor’s wife, Helena, saw a picture of an ornate house and fell in love, so her husband Moses Alexander rounded up two carpenters to build one - and isn’t it marvellous. 💝 In 1891, Alexander, originally from Bavaria, left Chillicothe, Illinois (where he was mayor) on his way to Alaska. On his journey, he decided instead to stay in Boise and open his clothing store; he eventually became Idaho’s 11th governor. He led efforts to build Idaho’s first synagogue in 1895, the Ahavath Beth Israel (still in use), and was the country’s first practicing Jewish governor. The house is now used as office space, house museum, and a place for the current governor to entertain. I just 💕how much personality this house has, with its bay windows, turrets, scalloped siding, balconies, gingerbread and fancy windows.😍 304 West State Street - Moses Alexander house (1897). Queen Anne/Victorian. NRHP, 1972. Cost to build: $3,200.

#door #doors #queenanne #victorian #gingerbread #turret #turrets #leadedglass #fancy #leadedglasswindow #baywindow #baywindows #boise #boiseidaho #boiseid #doorsofinstagram #gable #gables #mosesalexander #governorofidaho #architecture #architecturephotography #ahavathbethisrael #jewish #doorstory360 #helena
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Frank Lloyd Wright was working as a draftsman for Louis Sullivan when they designed this house. Originally owned by lumberman James Charnley, it was acquired and restored by Seymour Persky in 1995. Its simple exterior belies a sumptuous interior, with elaborate mahogany woodwork throughout and an African rose marble fireplace in the library. ”This home, designed in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, is an important work in the development of modern residential architecture, and possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.” (plaque)
Now a historic house museum and HQ of The Society of Architectural Historians, in whose presence I would utterly nerd out. 🤓
Charnley-Persky House (aka the James Charnley House) 1365 North Astor (1892) National Landmark, National Register of Historic Places.

#door #doors #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #nrhp #architecture #architecturephotography #architect #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #goldcoastchicago #franklloydwright #societyofarchitecturalhistorians #nationalhistoriclandmark #historichousemuseum #seymourpersky #charnleyhouse #woodendoor #wooddoor #louissullivan #nationallandmark #doorstory360

Frank Lloyd Wright was working as a draftsman for Louis Sullivan when they designed this house. Originally owned by lumberman James Charnley, it was acquired and restored by Seymour Persky in 1995. Its simple exterior belies a sumptuous interior, with elaborate mahogany woodwork throughout and an African rose marble fireplace in the library. ”This home, designed in 1891 by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, is an important work in the development of modern residential architecture, and possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.” (plaque)
Now a historic house museum and HQ of The Society of Architectural Historians, in whose presence I would utterly nerd out. 🤓
Charnley-Persky House (aka the James Charnley House) 1365 North Astor (1892) National Landmark, National Register of Historic Places.

#door #doors #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #nrhp #architecture #architecturephotography #architect #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #goldcoastchicago #franklloydwright #societyofarchitecturalhistorians #nationalhistoriclandmark #historichousemuseum #seymourpersky #charnleyhouse #woodendoor #wooddoor #louissullivan #nationallandmark #doorstory360
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“You can't make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”
- jazz musician Thelonious Monk
So many qualifiers and “But what about...?”s. Maybe it’s about one’s attitude toward what we can’t control, or maybe he’s just talking about music. 
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture ##architecturephotography #heritage #goldcoastchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorstory360 #brickwork #ironwork #springinchicago

“You can't make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”
- jazz musician Thelonious Monk
So many qualifiers and “But what about...?”s. Maybe it’s about one’s attitude toward what we can’t control, or maybe he’s just talking about music.
#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture ##architecturephotography #heritage #goldcoastchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorstory360 #brickwork #ironwork #springinchicago
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Part of the Oregon Trail, the historic Ninth Street Bridge started out with travellers on foot, horses and wagons, through Model Ts and sleek cars with fins; since 1960 it’s a pretty, pedestrian walkway through the forest.  Its wooden planks link the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and the Boise River walkway (beside Boise State University). Right now the river is very high, fast and dangerous. 
Ninth Street Bridge (1911) Architect: LaPointe & Fox. Pratt through-truss style, built by Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron, Leavenworth Kansas. NHRP, 2001.

#door #doors #bridge #oregontrail #boise #idaho #architecture #architecturephotography #bridges #truss #walkway #footbridge #nhrp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #bsu #forest #doorstory360 #lapointeandfox #architect #missourivalleybridge #iron #boiseriver

Part of the Oregon Trail, the historic Ninth Street Bridge started out with travellers on foot, horses and wagons, through Model Ts and sleek cars with fins; since 1960 it’s a pretty, pedestrian walkway through the forest. Its wooden planks link the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and the Boise River walkway (beside Boise State University). Right now the river is very high, fast and dangerous.
Ninth Street Bridge (1911) Architect: LaPointe & Fox. Pratt through-truss style, built by Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron, Leavenworth Kansas. NHRP, 2001.

#door #doors #bridge #oregontrail #boise #idaho #architecture #architecturephotography #bridges #truss #walkway #footbridge #nhrp #nationalregisterofhistoricplaces #bsu #forest #doorstory360 #lapointeandfox #architect #missourivalleybridge #iron #boiseriver
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Built in 1889, this 4,086 sq. ft. house was recently listed for sale at $1.95m. Beautiful brickwork, ironwork and a Palladian transom.😍 #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #brick #brickwork #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #palladianwindow #architecture #architecturechicago #architecturephotography #doorstory360

Built in 1889, this 4,086 sq. ft. house was recently listed for sale at $1.95m. Beautiful brickwork, ironwork and a Palladian transom.😍 #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #brick #brickwork #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #palladianwindow #architecture #architecturechicago #architecturephotography #doorstory360 ...

Beautiful filigreed stonework and 🌷 Filigree: Latin "filum" (thread) + "granum" (grain/small bead). #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #doorstory360 #tulips #stonework #filigree

Beautiful filigreed stonework and 🌷 Filigree: Latin "filum" (thread) + "granum" (grain/small bead). #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #doorstory360 #tulips #stonework #filigree ...

Quite the high school, eh?! The auditorium seats 1,800; Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington played here. The architect’s design: a sparkling white institution of learning with a grand staircase flanked by classical columns, topped by a bust of Plato, surrounded (in Greek) with his Civic Virtues: Wisdom, Courage, Justice and Moderation. That’s a lot of grandeur to live up to. Also, the first Idaho radio station broadcast from the basement until 1923. 
Boise High School (1010 W. Washington St.: 1921) - Classical Revival, Modern Movement, Neo-Classical-Art Deco. Architect: John E. Toutellotte & Co.; Tourtellote & Hummel

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofboise #boise #boiseidaho #highschool #heritage #architecture #architecturephotography #wow #classicalrevival #neoclassical #artdeco #modernmovement #brick #columns #whitecolumns #idaho #grandstaircase #staircase #downtownboise #bingcrosby #plato #dukeellington #radiostation #doorstory360

Quite the high school, eh?! The auditorium seats 1,800; Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington played here. The architect’s design: a sparkling white institution of learning with a grand staircase flanked by classical columns, topped by a bust of Plato, surrounded (in Greek) with his Civic Virtues: Wisdom, Courage, Justice and Moderation. That’s a lot of grandeur to live up to. Also, the first Idaho radio station broadcast from the basement until 1923.
Boise High School (1010 W. Washington St.: 1921) - Classical Revival, Modern Movement, Neo-Classical-Art Deco. Architect: John E. Toutellotte & Co.; Tourtellote & Hummel

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofboise #boise #boiseidaho #highschool #heritage #architecture #architecturephotography #wow #classicalrevival #neoclassical #artdeco #modernmovement #brick #columns #whitecolumns #idaho #grandstaircase #staircase #downtownboise #bingcrosby #plato #dukeellington #radiostation #doorstory360
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“In memory of Robert S. Gibb, 1912-1977... whose life personified the motto ‘Service Before Self’”. Bob Gibb Friendship Bridge, between Boise State University and Julia Davis Park, over the fast-running Boise River. A tranquil legacy. 💚 
#door #doors #bridge #boise #service #rotary #friendship #legacy #idaho #bridges #trees #juliadavispark #boisestate #walkingpath #bicycling #cyclingpath #boisestateuniversity #boiseriver #footbridge #park #doorstory360

“In memory of Robert S. Gibb, 1912-1977... whose life personified the motto ‘Service Before Self’”. Bob Gibb Friendship Bridge, between Boise State University and Julia Davis Park, over the fast-running Boise River. A tranquil legacy. 💚
#door #doors #bridge #boise #service #rotary #friendship #legacy #idaho #bridges #trees #juliadavispark #boisestate #walkingpath #bicycling #cyclingpath #boisestateuniversity #boiseriver #footbridge #park #doorstory360
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A Sunday morning sort of door: dressed up, but welcoming. 
#door #doors #brick #brickhouse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #planter #doorstory360 #sunday

A Sunday morning sort of door: dressed up, but welcoming.
#door #doors #brick #brickhouse #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #planter #doorstory360 #sunday
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Ooh, a ‘dangerous‘ Saturday night. And whatever’s going on is guarded by lions. Maybe they’re making something out of Lego. The world’s largest Lego structure is a 13-metre high Lego version of London’s Tower Bridge (created with 5,805,846 bricks) in Warwickshire, UK for Land Rover, as an ad. Gotta start somewhere, right. 
#door #doors #danger #red #lego #construction #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #architecture #architecturephotography #lions #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #thinkbig

Ooh, a ‘dangerous‘ Saturday night. And whatever’s going on is guarded by lions. Maybe they’re making something out of Lego. The world’s largest Lego structure is a 13-metre high Lego version of London’s Tower Bridge (created with 5,805,846 bricks) in Warwickshire, UK for Land Rover, as an ad. Gotta start somewhere, right.
#door #doors #danger #red #lego #construction #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #architecture #architecturephotography #lions #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #thinkbig
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“Sometimes the only place to find your song, is home.” - Chris Cummings, For the Music 
The ironwork, especially that Juliet balcony, harmonizes with this beautiful door. Right down to the lamps. And what did I tell you about how hydrangeas can play country or classical. 
#door #doors #woodendoor #ironwork #ironworks #planter #home #open #stonework #julietbalcony #julietsbalcony #carvedwood #country #chriscummings #hydrangea #hydrangeas #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #architecture #forthemusic #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorstory360

“Sometimes the only place to find your song, is home.” - Chris Cummings, For the Music
The ironwork, especially that Juliet balcony, harmonizes with this beautiful door. Right down to the lamps. And what did I tell you about how hydrangeas can play country or classical.
#door #doors #woodendoor #ironwork #ironworks #planter #home #open #stonework #julietbalcony #julietsbalcony #carvedwood #country #chriscummings #hydrangea #hydrangeas #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #architecture #forthemusic #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorstory360
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The largest building in the world when it opened (four million square feet!), the Merchandise Mart hosts 20,000+ people every day and had its own zip code (until the boundaries were re-drawn 😉). Lower left, you can see four of the eight bronze busts on tall pedestals: the Mart’s Hall of Fame (to locals, The Pez Dispensers), essentially Big Department Store Guys. There are fifty-six, 7’ tall terra cotta statues of Native American chiefs all around the tower’s crown, intended to be viewed from the upper floors of nearby skyscrapers. Built by retail giant Marshall Field, the Mart centralized and consolidated Chicago’s architectural and interior design wholesale goods business. 
Graham, Anderson Probst and White (1930) - Alfred P. Shaw, chief architect. Art Deco. LEED-EB Silver. Owned by the Kennedy family for 50+ years.

#door #doors #worldslargest #worldslargestbuilding #leed #artdeco #architecture #merchandisemart #retail #wholesale #nativeamerican #architecturephotography #themerch #merchmart #doorstory360 #kennedy #giantsofindustry #grahamandersonprobstwhite #grahamandersonprobstandwhite #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagoriver #chicagoriverwalk  #statues #pez

The largest building in the world when it opened (four million square feet!), the Merchandise Mart hosts 20,000+ people every day and had its own zip code (until the boundaries were re-drawn 😉). Lower left, you can see four of the eight bronze busts on tall pedestals: the Mart’s Hall of Fame (to locals, The Pez Dispensers), essentially Big Department Store Guys. There are fifty-six, 7’ tall terra cotta statues of Native American chiefs all around the tower’s crown, intended to be viewed from the upper floors of nearby skyscrapers. Built by retail giant Marshall Field, the Mart centralized and consolidated Chicago’s architectural and interior design wholesale goods business.
Graham, Anderson Probst and White (1930) - Alfred P. Shaw, chief architect. Art Deco. LEED-EB Silver. Owned by the Kennedy family for 50+ years.

#door #doors #worldslargest #worldslargestbuilding #leed #artdeco #architecture #merchandisemart #retail #wholesale #nativeamerican #architecturephotography #themerch #merchmart #doorstory360 #kennedy #giantsofindustry #grahamandersonprobstwhite #grahamandersonprobstandwhite #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #chicagoriver #chicagoriverwalk #statues #pez
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“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” [or woman, obviously]
- writer/publisher Elbert Hubbard

Rounded-top door-lights and transom, fancy spindled ironwork, trim, lantern and stonework, all surrounding the beautiful wood door.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #woodendoor #woodendoors #stonework #ironwork #transom #transomwindow #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #spindles #twistedspindles #curves #doorstory360

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” [or woman, obviously]
- writer/publisher Elbert Hubbard

Rounded-top door-lights and transom, fancy spindled ironwork, trim, lantern and stonework, all surrounding the beautiful wood door.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #woodendoor #woodendoors #stonework #ironwork #transom #transomwindow #architecture #architecturephotography #chicago #chicagoil #chicagoillinois #spindles #twistedspindles #curves #doorstory360
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Holding its head(s) up high with this gorgeous golden door and accompanying adornment are the elegant pink potted hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are like that wonderful guest who is always welcome - gracious, fun and amiable, classy and unpretentious. (DYK? It’s possible to change the bloom colour on some hydrangeas by adjusting the pH of the soil.) #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #golddoor #goldendoor #hydrangea #hydrangeas #architecture #adornment #planter #planters #architecturephotography #awning #brick #apartment #treelinedstreets #doorstory360

Holding its head(s) up high with this gorgeous golden door and accompanying adornment are the elegant pink potted hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are like that wonderful guest who is always welcome - gracious, fun and amiable, classy and unpretentious. (DYK? It’s possible to change the bloom colour on some hydrangeas by adjusting the pH of the soil.) #door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #golddoor #goldendoor #hydrangea #hydrangeas #architecture #adornment #planter #planters #architecturephotography #awning #brick #apartment #treelinedstreets #doorstory360 ...

Looking south over a space containing a freeway and interchange, this side of 235 Van Buren represents vehicles viewed from above. It sits on the edge of Chicago’s busy Loop district. The opposite side looks completely different, with recessed balconies in horizontal swaths of glass. The top part outlines the penthouse. 
The architect Perkins+Will has designed many notable structures around the world, including Vancouver’s beautiful Van Dusen Gardens building. 
235 West Van Buren (2010) - Perkins+Will, founded in 1935.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #automobiles #art #vehicles #architecture #architecturephotography #perkinsandwill #architect #balcony #chicagoarchitecture #architect #condo #doorstory360

Looking south over a space containing a freeway and interchange, this side of 235 Van Buren represents vehicles viewed from above. It sits on the edge of Chicago’s busy Loop district. The opposite side looks completely different, with recessed balconies in horizontal swaths of glass. The top part outlines the penthouse.
The architect Perkins+Will has designed many notable structures around the world, including Vancouver’s beautiful Van Dusen Gardens building.
235 West Van Buren (2010) - Perkins+Will, founded in 1935.

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #doorsofchicago #automobiles #art #vehicles #architecture #architecturephotography #perkinsandwill #architect #balcony #chicagoarchitecture #architect #condo #doorstory360
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Shishi (architectural Chinese stone lions) come in pairs, to protect the building from spiritual or physical harm. This one, the male, has a ball, representing dominance over the world, and out of view is a female with a cub, signifying nurturing. Originally used in palaces and tombs, they now guard anyone who fancies their smooshy stone faces. 
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #shishi #chineselions #chineselion #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #foodogs #architecture #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #onepersonsgarden

Shishi (architectural Chinese stone lions) come in pairs, to protect the building from spiritual or physical harm. This one, the male, has a ball, representing dominance over the world, and out of view is a female with a cub, signifying nurturing. Originally used in palaces and tombs, they now guard anyone who fancies their smooshy stone faces.
#door #doors #chicago #chicagoillinois #chicagoil #shishi #chineselions #chineselion #stonelions #stonelionsofinstagram #foodogs #architecture #architecturephotography #doorsofchicago #doorsofinstagram #doorstory360 #onepersonsgarden
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- ‘Number 43’ is one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous poems
- Richard Petty won 200 NASCAR races in his career, 95% of them in car #43
- 43 is the phone code for Austria, if you were trying to reach Hedy Lamarr (actress/inventor of Bluetooth) or Mozart
- ‘43’ is a song by metal band Mushroomhead*
Note lion door-knocker, pretty carved detailing and spring greenery..
*whom I have not previously heard of, which is okay since they probably aren’t familiar with me either

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doortraits #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #architecture #stone #doorknocker #doorknockers #architecturephotography #hedylamarr #austria #richardpetty #mushroomhead #43 #elizabethbarrettbrowning #allinoneplace #spring

- ‘Number 43’ is one of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous poems
- Richard Petty won 200 NASCAR races in his career, 95% of them in car #43
- 43 is the phone code for Austria, if you were trying to reach Hedy Lamarr (actress/inventor of Bluetooth) or Mozart
- ‘43’ is a song by metal band Mushroomhead*
Note lion door-knocker, pretty carved detailing and spring greenery..
*whom I have not previously heard of, which is okay since they probably aren’t familiar with me either

#door #doors #doorsofinstagram #doortraits #doorsofchicago #chicago #chicagoillinois #architecture #stone #doorknocker #doorknockers #architecturephotography #hedylamarr #austria #richardpetty #mushroomhead #43 #elizabethbarrettbrowning #allinoneplace #spring
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