There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them

Dear reader, we’re taking a break from the memoir-in-progress to assess the progress we’ve made during the past year. My husband and I closed on the 126-year-old Methodist church just shy of a year ago, and the changes have been immense. For the next week and half or so, I’m going to tell the story in before-and-after photos. Whenever possible, I’ll try to use the same perspective in the “after” shot as I did long ago in the “before.” Yesterday, we drove up to see the church, and today we prepare to enter the front door.

front door
The front entryway of the church was added in the 1940s (for decades previous to that, parishioners entered through a doorway beneath the belfry). Glassed French doors were replaced at some point with the industrial red doors we found when we checked out the church a year ago.
front door after
The front doors today.

Today’s headline is a partial quote from actress Elizabeth Taylor. Her full quote is, “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”

Tomorrow: The entryway is not yet finished, so we’re skipping to the sanctuary. Check it out here.

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3 thoughts on “There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them

    • We did not custom order it, but I assume the original owner did. We bought it off Craig’s list. We heard from the seller, a contractor, that the home owner had it installed and then decided she didn’t like it. The two doors came with the semi-circle frame, and we cut out the upper area of our entry to install it. If your doors are original to the church, they are probably past their prime. Good luck.

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