This is the last opportunity to share some doors until after the ball drops in Times Square and we enter the third decade of this millennium. Norm is taking a couple of weeks off for the holidays, and he has suggested that we take today to look back at 2019 and post some of our favorite doors. That’s 50 weeks worth of doors to choose from and it wasn’t easy to narrow the selection to 20 doors.
Since the doors already have a caption, I’m going to skip the gallery and put them in-line so I can briefly let you know why I chose them.
This photo was crowdsourced. It received a lot of wonderful comments, albeit most of the people who like this picture, like the porch.
The week before I posted this photo, I featured a Victorian house that was painted in a very bland color scheme.
This is the house I wanted to feature the week after the bland Victorian. Unfortunately, this house is on a busy street, and I had to wait for the right time to get the picture.
My friend Brad Lewis provided several doors in 2019. He has an amazing ability to locate interesting historic photos, especially from the New York City area.
I used to walk with a friend at lunch during nice weather. We walked by a house that has about 25 bird houses. I featured those bird houses one week, but this is the one I liked the best.
Keeping with the birdhouse theme, this is our birdhouse and our bird. We bought the house and installed it to attract blue birds. This bird took over. She sits on the roof a lot, so we call her Snoopy.
The Old Manse (Concord, MA), the onetime home of Ralph Waldo Emerson is a place that I toured (the grounds) one day while working in neighboring Burlington, MA. It turns out I have a lot of followers who like Emerson. The house is beautiful, but I like the boathouse more.
On vacation with my brother in Minneapolis, MN, we visited a museum in the old General Mills flour mill.
I don’t often make a social statement on my blog, but this house moved me. As I said in the post, when I think of slavery, I always associate New England with the abolitionist movement. I wasn’t aware of how often New Englanders were slave holders.
This is the blacksmith shop at Old Sturbridge Village. We have toured OSV many times, but this shop either wasn’t open, or we didn’t circle around to this area of the village. This was the first time we saw the blacksmith.
Brad Lewis is not normally in New York, but he visits now and then and I was able to meet up with him in June.
On Faith’s birthday, we visited Northampton, MA. We hiked along a rail-trail, had lunch in a brew pub and played a game of mini-golf. We saw this old warehouse along the rail-trail.
An errand in August took me to an office inside the old G Fox department store. I hadn’t been inside since they closed this store, once the flagship of G Fox. G Fox became Filene’s and eventually Macy’s.
Faith, my brother and I ate here when we visited Pittsburgh in August. Faith loves to have lunch at this little deli.
I’ve often featured tobacco barns, but until this year, I hadn’t had the opportunity to see them full of drying tobacco. I dedicated an entire post to full tobacco barns.
While in Pittsburgh, Faith and my brother and I took a boat in Gateway Clipper fleet on our way to PNC Park. I promised Teagan R. Geneviene that I would get some photos of riverboats (not a lot to ask me) for her story “The Delta Pearl” – if you aren’t reading that, you should be.
On one of my last trips to Burlington, MA for work with the New England Chapter of AIIM International, I had to switch hotels during the day. The gap between checkout and check-in afforded me the chance to visit this restored railroad depot.
This photo was also shared by Brad Lewis, and it is my favorite door from 2019. I think my regular readers understand.
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