Thursday Doors…triad

Posted: December 15, 2016 in Thursday doors, Uncategorized
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I have for you today a triad, a group of three, especially of three closely related persons or things. These three are, of course, all doors.  After all, this is Thursday Doors.  They all have a history. They all have beauty.  Yet they are disparate as well.  One can be found in in a small town, one in one of the largest cities in the US, one in Midwest farm country.  One is unusual, one elegant, one close to my heart.  One lives in a Nebraska B&B, producing heat.  One shivers in Chicago winters, fronting an historic, new-Gothic building housing a variety of media outlets and several restaurants.  One has seen better days, the only building left of a family farm in Nebraska.  Let’s take a closer look.

I love the shape of this stove and the little details: the Presidential profile and the handle.

© janet m. webb 2016

There’s also a triad of doors at this part of the Tribune Towers.  I love revolving doors and everything else about this entrance is just right, working together harmoniously.  Construction began in 1923 and and its 36 floors were completed two years later in 1925.  But this isn’t the first Tribune Tower. The original was built in 1868, but was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

© janet m . webb 2016

When my grandparents lived on their farm, this barn was new and part of a variety of farm buildings.  My brother and I loved visiting, “helping” my grandfather with chores, plowing, etc., eating my grandmother’s cinnamon rolls, playing with the dog and cats.  Now the barn is the only original building left, surrounded by newer building built by the son of a former neighbor.  You can’t see the doors that took us into where Grandpa milked the cows by hand, pausing occasionally to shoot milk at the cats.  You can still see the doors to the hay mow, where the bales of hay were stacked. As you face the barn, the house was back and to the left.  In between was a pump, where we would pump cold, delicious water into our hands.  So many memories reside here.

© janet m. webb 2016

For more doors, head to Norm’s blog and click on his Thursday Doors entry.  Other entries can be accessed through the blue linky critter toward the end of his post.

  1. GeorgieMoon says:

    These are great doors! The stove door is really interesting, I’ve never seen one like it. And who can resist an old barn door? It’s great!

    • I still remember when that barn looked almost new and the farm was a vibrant place. Good memories. I’ve never seen a stove like that one, either. Especially on these frigid days, I miss the wood-burning stove we had in our other house!


  2. Sound like fabulous memories and that barn is just gorgeous. And that Lincoln Stove is really special. Hope you have a lovely day x

  3. conspicari says:

    Wow, that’s some grand entrance. :>)

  4. Neat Triad! I love that stove and the Tribune Building, but the memories of your Grandparents barn are priceless!

    • I’ve never seen a stove like that one and I love the little Lincoln details. I’d love to have a wood/pellet-burning stove right now as it’s frigid! Yes, memories of the farm are precious, even more so because that small farm way of life is so rare these days.


  5. Vicky says:

    That stove door looks incredibly heavy, the Tribune Towers doors and carvings just wonderful and the barn looks like it would be full of weathered memories…

  6. Dan Antion says:

    Great doors and shared memories, Janet. I love the barn, the most. We used to visit relatives in Virginia that had a small farm. I would get up early to watch Uncle Paul milk and feed and I’d ride in the back of the wagon as he took his milk to the processor. Simple fun, mixed in with real work. Thanks for jogging those memories loose.

    • Dan, I’m happy to jog some good memories of a very different but wonderful life. It was fun to be us at the farm, but real farmers (and farm children) are very, very hard workers. We had mostly fun.


  7. Such a diverse selection of doors! Another thing they have in common, though, is that they’re all from another point in time. They simply aren’t given the same love and attention any more; in the rush to modernize, a door is simply a functional object, to be ignored until it breaks down, rather than a piece of art or expression. Such a sad shame…

    • Hannah, it’s not just doors, but homes/buildings in general. Our house in Cleveland was an experimental home built in the 30’s. It was full of wonderful details and special features. Now you have to pay extra for anything different.


  8. jesh stg says:

    Love the “lace” work above the doors of the Tribune Tower. It sounds like your grandparents were well loved by everyone:)

  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    Gotta love any post that brings back fond memories of Grandparents. Well done Janet 🙂

  10. jan says:

    At first I missed the presidential profile! Love the barn – you can tell it stores many amazing memories.

  11. klara says:

    such a warm post and beautiful photos.

  12. dimlamp says:

    Quite an impressive decorative arch on the second shot.

  13. iAMsafari says:

    I love that stove Janet!

  14. Irene says:

    Love these photos! Each door is so different from the others.

  15. I’ve never seen a stove like that before, Janet, it’s so unusual. And I love that old barn, that’s a beautiful shot of it. So many nice memories attached to it, too.

  16. The entry to the Tribune Tower is quite ornate. I like the towering sculpture above the middle of the doors.

  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    Three great choices! My favourite is the Lincoln Stove. The added detail of the handle shaped like an axe was the clincher 🙂

  18. Candy says:

    Great variety. Each with it’s own special story.

  19. joey says:

    Oh wonderful! I like them all, and the variation. Not much beats farm memories for a kid, hm? 🙂

  20. Triple score, Janet! All great stuff. While the revolving doors of the Tribune are ok, the header facia is awesome.

  21. dweezer19 says:

    Now that is diversity in doors. I love them!

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