A tribute to the treasure trove of ecclesiastical art and architecture in the Diocese of Toledo.
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!
Were they both built at around the same time?
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.
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