Thursday Doors…door, dog, and details

Posted: October 5, 2017 in Thursday doors
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Even in a stately part of Philadelphia there’s room for a bit of whimsy. Yet, in keeping with the row houses around it, the details provide just enough counterpoint to even things out.

Our weekly doorman for Thursday Doors is Norman the Doorman, although not the “Norman the Doorman” of my childhood book. Our Norman certainly isn’t a mouse and he lives in Montreal.  But both Normans are cute and personable, so stop by the first for a visit (and links to all the doors) and check out the second at the library (or a summary by clicking the link.)

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copyright janet m. webb

Either sniffing the air or feeling we’re not good enough to be there

copyright janet m. webb



  1. Dan Antion says:

    I really like the door and the details, particularly the narrow sidelights. As for the dog, I’m going to go with sniffing everything that passes by. That’s what our dog does. That one can probably get a whiff of a cheesesteak. In any case, he’s s nice addition to a beautiful entrance.

  2. Ha Ha … I love the dog 🐕 comment. He does look a bit snooty. Great door 👍😊

  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    At least with a dog like that there’s no picking up after him 😉
    Nice find Janet.

  4. joey says:

    Great door! Love the glass arch, and the pupper of course! 🙂

  5. restlessjo says:

    The dog’s great! 🙂 🙂

  6. jesh stg says:

    Love the stained glass everywhere! And of course the red brick! The latter would be hard to find here – maybe because of the color. The relentless sun here makes red fade out easily.

  7. Love Norm’s intro, and this is a GREAT door. It has everything – color, architecture, gingerbread, glass, plants, and a dog. A+ 🙂

  8. The dog makes all the difference, Janet. I love those windows, too.

  9. prior.. says:

    Hi Janet – so I scrolled the post and in the first photo I was drawn to the dog – and then you gave us a close up and I was so glad – – also liked the window and extras in the details in the triple shot – perfect trio –
    and that large door has the most interesting mail slot… hm

  10. Tara says:

    I love some of the old buildings in Philadelphia. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Emilio Pasquale says:

    I love the way the light hits the bottom corner of the door. But the dog looks like he’s had some work done. There is a crack around his snout as if it was broken off, then re-glued or somehow repaired. I want this dog.

  12. Hi Janet,

    I came across this unusual picture of a house with outlandish color, doors, and windows – and immediately thought of you. Thought I would share it:


  13. Wow! Beautiful stained glass and architectural details. The dog just adds to the ambiance! Great find Janet. 🙂 -Amy

  14. marianallen says:

    Delightful door, dog, and details! That poor dog looks like somebody didn’t like his attitude and knocked his snoot off. 😀

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