Today’s collection of doors, belong to The Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C. I took these photos when I was on a business trip in DC last June.
I liked this church because of the little public garden they had set up in the courtyard. Space in Washington, D.C. is at a premium, so to find a beautiful garden in which to take a break from the heat and the noise was a most welcome surprise. When you consider the other things a church like this needs, notably parking, maintaining a certain amount of green space is a very nice gesture. A couple of the photos hint at the location and scale of the garden. There are no direct photos because there were lots of people taking advantage of the garden, many who deserved their privacy more than I needed a photo.
According to the Parish history, the cornerstone of this church was laid in 1843. The church building was consecrated in 1852. The tower was added in 1857. In 1958 the Epiphany Church Home opened to help the sick and the poor. The church served as a hospital for Union soldiers during the Civil War. The church maintained a relationship with health care, funding Episcopal Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital in 1897. In 1958 Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat merged with two other hospitals and formed Washington Hospital Center (MedStar Washington Hospital today).
Since I went overboard, even compared to my normal behavior, yesterday on my One-Liner Wednesday post, I’ll leave you with the photos of the building and the doors. Of course, I made some notes in the captions.
This post is part of Thursday Doors, a fun series managed by Norm Frampton and enjoyed by door fans from several countries. If you want to join us, visit Norm’s page, click the blue linky thing. Oh yeah, you’ll need a door.