Thursday Doors – June 25th, 2015

This one is hidden among the various little nooks and crannies on  Elfreth’s Alley – Philadelphia which is supposedly the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the U.S.A.

I really liked the simple design and the whitewashed look on this one. I also found the combination of different styles/sizes of raised panels; two long vertical, three little squares, two long horizontal, to be out of the ordinary. I’m not sure if that was a typical design for that period or region, or just an individual style choice on the part of the builder.

I believe that the red vertical tubular thingie, and yes that is the correct technical term, is a water well hand pump.

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About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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21 Responses to Thursday Doors – June 25th, 2015

  1. Great bit of history on that street, Norm. Is the water pump still working? Imagine a time when there were no taps in the house and you had to go outside to the communal pump for every drop you needed. A good way to make sure there was no wastage 😉

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  3. Sabina says:

    Love the wide angle–it’s not JUST about the door.

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  5. joey says:

    Completely charming 🙂

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  6. Hi Norm!
    I love the entrance, the door and the whole house has an overwhelming atmosphere. Great!
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  7. hollie says:

    I want a red vertical tubular thingie outside of my door!

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  10. Definitely a splendid door and a lovely snippet of history Norm! What sort of date would the house be from?

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  13. Handsome. The entire house is handsome. I love the red ‘thingie.’

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  14. reocochran says:

    This house has character and a unique door. Philadelphia has so much history and this was a great picture, Norm.

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