Contributed by Skippy – #ThursdayDoors

“Two doors for Dan…double points?”
Yes, Brad – you get double points

According to the blog calendar, I was on vacation from last #ThursdayDoors until this #1LinerWeds. Although I took a few door photos while in Pittsburgh, I know I have some I’ve used before. I have to sort those out and do a little research. Therefore, today’s doors are borrowed from others, but they all come to me courtesy of Brad Lewis.

Brad is the inspiration for Brad, a.k.a. Skippy the bartender that shows up on Saturdays when the bartender is mean, or making mistakes, or otherwise exhibiting traits I don’t want to associate with Cheryl. Brad isn’t error-prone, or mean and exhibits none of those traits, but we met at a bar where the bartender was/did. Since Brad likes Skippy, the saga continues.

When he’s not posting old New York doors for me on Facebook, Brad is an author, residing somewhere on the west coast, or perhaps lower Manhattan. I have read many of his books. My favorite is “Hollywood’s Celebrity Gangster” a biography of notorious crime figure Mickey Cohen. Brad’s most recent book is “Mickey Cohen a Novel” which is a highly entertaining bit of ‘informed fiction,’ told by Mickey and Brad and featuring some wonderful gangster-era dialog. I highly recommend both.


Thursday Doors is a fun and exciting weekly blog hop dedicated to the love of doors. Doormaster, Norm Frampton sets up shop every week at his blog, shares some interesting doors collected during his travels and opens the comments to door aficionados from around the globe. If you love doors, and want to see/share door photos, head on over to Norm’s site and enjoy.

The photos are described in their captions with the information posted with the photos. I asked Brad if he wanted to say anything, since he contributed the photos and the captions: “Tribeca and Soho in New York can keep you busy for days looking at buildings and doorways.

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    1. Thanks GP. He’s been posting these every now and then for a while. I set them aside, and realized I had enough to make a nice post. It sure came in handy. I don’t like to skip this blogfest, but I had nothing. I do like the undertaker – “never made a grave error” – gotta love that.

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  1. LOVE the undertaker joke!! Great collection of doors. I really like the American Thread building, corner door and stairway. Also the library in Brooklyn. And the Police Box!!

    Nice of Brad to share.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Thanks Ginger. The American Thread building makes me think that I need to go out to Willimantic, CT and get some pictures of the thread mill where I did my consulting stint. They also have a thread/mill museum. There’s a retirement day-trip ;)

      The undertaker text is pretty funny. I am grateful to Brad for sharing these.

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  2. Good job, Brad! Although our daughter in Philly has never contributed, she does often have some doors she wants to show me when I visit and she’s great about putting up with my stuttering progress as I stop to take door photos every 15 seconds. :-) Nice of Brad to door-nate his time and photos.

    janet

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    1. “door-nate” I like that, Norm is going to have to publish a dictionary, soon. My brother send me a door photo he took as he was leaving Pittsburgh, It’s nice of our family and friends to put up with us and support our habit.

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  3. This was a fun adventure! Thank you, Dan. I especially loved the Carnegie library. Beautiful! As I’ve mentioned before, I see differently now because of #ThursdayDoors! :)

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  4. Dan, about the door of the American Thread Company, I think it’s the third or fourth door I’ve seen on your blog that is situated at the corner of the building facing the corner. I know of only one building in Denver situated that was and it’s a store in the downtown area. Do you know the reason for this angle? Also, is it more common in the eastern US?

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    1. I don’t know the reason for the angled door, Glynis, but I do enjoy finding them, so that might explain why you’ve seen them here so often. I would guess (only a guess) that it saves building a door on each side. I do know that I think it makes the entrance feel more welcoming.

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