Friday, May 23, 2008

St. Bernard, New Washington

Notice the hinges.
Then compare them to this one at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Downtown Toledo.


A Simple Sinner said...

Kudos to them for such attention to detail, and kudos to you JS for noticing!

Very heartening! It Pittsburgh I saw wooden doors like this replaced with the kind of glass doors on banks or department stores. I am glad that trend is not everywhere!

ShariYS said...

Were they both built at around the same time?

Jeffrey Smith said...

Both are mid-19th century, I believe, but with the facades rebuilt in the 1950's. If it were just one, I'd think they used old hardware.
I remember the banks and department stores of Downtown Pittsburgh well. Used to take a bus down there several times a year. My cousin Msgr. Lambing founded St. Mary of Mercy Church, near the Point.
All the banks in Toledo seem to have glass doors, too.