4th of July Doors – #ThursdayDoors

The home of Johnathan Fiske (Prior to 1724).

Today is Independence Day in the United States. Since it falls on a Thursday, my employer closed for the weekend as of yesterday at noon. Long weekend here we come!

In honor of this day, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of the remaining doors from Concord, Massachusetts – where our battle for independence began.


Thursday Doors is a weekly celebration of everything that hangs on a hinge. It’s brought to us by the wonderfully benevolent, creative and talented Norm Frampton. If you want to join the celebration, head on up to Norm’s place and follow his instructions. If you don’t have doors to share, but like looking at doors, head on up to Norm’s place, because he has doors-a-plenty.

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  1. You have so many beautiful old homes in your area. Each one is a story. My favourite is 5th from the end with matching chimneys on the side of the house. I just love that look.

    Hope you have a great long weekend. Since my husband’s job involves an American sales territory, he too is off for a long weekend – and quite happy about it. It looks like it’s going to be a beauty! Enjoy!! (the ice cream is on me 😉)

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    1. That’s nice that your hubs gets the weekend off. It’s going to be hot, but we have a couple nice days on tap. There will be ice cream and there will be beer. I hope you guys enjoy the weekend.

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  2. Those are a lot of lovely doors Dan! The architecture where you live is really impressive. Can you imagine these places when there was little else around them? Happy Fourth!

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  3. Nice collection of stately homes and doors for this Fourth of July. Nice to see that one building was repurposed into an art gallery. The home with the double chimneys on both ends is really nice.

    I wonder if some of these homes were actually built so close to the road. Or did home owners lose big chunks of property to modernization when towns “added” paved roads and sidewalks?

    Wishing you and the Editor and Faith, and of course, the 3 M’s, a relaxing, enjoyable holiday weekend.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Thanks Ginger, and I hope you have a wonderful 4th.

      I’ve seen old pictures from around 1900 that show a dirt road roughly in the same place as the paved one. I think many of these homes were built close to the road. In some cases, the ground rises sharply behind the homes.

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  4. A beautifully patriotic selection, Dan. Happy Fourth to you and yours (animals included, of course). Do fireworks frighten Maddie? One of our rescue dogs was terrified when the fireworks started. She cowered under an end table first, then went into our half bathroom and lay under the sink. Poor thing. Nothing we could do for her unfortunately.

    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet. If she gets to sleep before the town’s fireworks start, she does pretty well. It’s the home-grown stuff that gets to her. We put her ThunderShirt on her, that helps. We had a dog like the one you described, there was nothing we could do and she would hide just about anywhere.

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  5. I am taking tomorrow off so long weekend for me, too! That stone house is part of the property of the cemetery? I would love to see it in the summer with all these vines in bloom. Interesting that white house with the brick sides. **you….please use the side entrance.** Oh, dear. Enjoy the weekend, Dan! I hope Maddie doesn’t get too scared if there are fireworks in your area.

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  6. I’ll echo Joanne’s comments about there being so many wonderful big old homes around there. They are all so impressive and look very welcoming.
    Happy 4th Dan. I hope you enjoy your extra-long weekend :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Norm for the comment and good wishes. There are some lovely homes in that area, Norm. I love the way they’ve been maintained and still look much like they did in the 1700’s.

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  7. Marvelous collection! I love the smooth-stone building. I can remember entering friends’ houses by the side door. The front door opened into the parlor, which was for company. Friends came in the side door and went to the kitchen. :)

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  8. I love these tours. Great shades of color on so many of these homes, too. Very pretty. Size and history are a bonus, and yeah, that’s a righteous fence. Good dooring, Dan!

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  9. A wonderful collection for Independence Day, Dan! I love the stone building and the church. That house that was brick on one side and white siding is interesting indeed. It looks like it has a split personality or something. I wonder what the story is there.

    Have a lovely long week-end, and I hope your holiday was a good one.

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    1. Thansk Deborah. We had a very nice day yesterday. I felt the same way about the brick/wood house. It’s interesting, but I couldn’t find much information on it. A lot of these homes are on the registry of historic places, but most of the register for this area has not been digitized yet.

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  10. Hi Dan – pity more isn’t available or known about Coan the coachman – but I love the plaques they put up for the tradesmen … Thomas Dane, the carpenter … interesting history. Those houses look so much fun – well the doors too! … Enjoy your long weekend – your employer makes sense giving you all time off … take care and happy days – cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. We only have about 30 people in our office. I worked Wednesday morning, and only about 6 were in. The place would be empty today, except for a required skeleton crew. They just make us use one of our “floating” holidays.

      Many of these homes are on the registry of historic places, so there is more information out there, but most of the register for this area has not been digitized yet.

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