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In search of 19th century front door
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In search of a front door to replace this horrid Home Depot special that is on our beautiful 1865 home. I'm guessing the original door was larger and most likely in line with the windows. The height…Continue

Tags: door, Front

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie on Monday.

In search of 19th century arched pocket doors
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I'm in search of 19th century arched pocket doors. The dimensions are around 76in wide and 101in high. We pulled the paneling off of the frame today and were devastated to find no doors inside the…Continue

Tags: doors, pocket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Jul 1.

Floor restoration options - Please help
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Hi all,Hoping this community can help me! We recently purchased a home built in 1865 and while there are still many beautiful and original details, there have also been a lot of "dumb" renovations…Continue

Tags: woodwork, molding, pine, pumpkin, floors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie on Monday.

Front Door Help
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Hi All, I am in the process of purchasing a home built in 1865. There are a lot of really great features of this home (the wrap around porch being one of them) that provide the home with amazing…Continue

Tags: 1865, door, Front

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Jul 18, 2016.

 

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Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"haha I don't know what it is called either. "
Monday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Hi Phil,  I tried to send you a message but I couldn't without use being "friends" so I sent you a friend request instead. :) I know for sure it was torn down. We still have some family in surrounding areas, and my uncle took…"
Monday
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Front Door Fanantick~  Oddly enough, the double entry doors are often found in New England shops, which is no help to you. In Craigslist/Maine, I even saw a set of pocket doors, circa 1880's Keep searching, N.B. Thanks for the…"
Monday
Phil replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"I have live here for over 20 years, but did not grow up here.  There actually was a grocery store on Park Ave when I moved here, perhaps built in the 60s or 70s by the look of it.  If you P.M me your grandmother's name (or better her…"
Monday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"Update: so we pulled up the ugly new floors and found that the original pumpkin pine was in poor condition. Many of the boards we split on the edges and there were huge gaps between them. We could see directly into the basement in many areas. We got…"
Monday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Hey Phil, I just looked at your profile and see that you're from Williamsport, PA. My grandmother grew up there on Park Ave. unfortunately her home was torn down to build a grocery store that I don't think ever ended up being built. I…"
Monday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Hi Phil, Thanks for your response. Actually the banister we just figured out was modified at some point. Most of it is still original except the bottom was modified at some point to curve outward. We can tell this because the railing isn't…"
Monday
Phil replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Another clear sign that the porch is a later addition is that it has lathe-turned spindles.  In 1865, porch decorations were flat with saw-cut decorative patterns. Does it have a lot of original interior detail?  That could give clues…"
Sunday
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"The Front Door Fanatic~ Yes, you are right, metal roofs were in vogue 1860-1920, the curved porch is late 19th century, Mark Twains house has them, for example. The shingle style house I grew up in was built in the very late 1800's it had…"
Sunday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Actually we are about to replace the shingles on most of the roof in a couple of weeks accept for the porch. The porch roof is a metal roof. Our roofer said it was original. I assumed that meant from 1865 but I guess it just meant original to the…"
Sunday
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Good Morning: A good bit of information on you home. Yes, indeed, your original house had no porch. Google up 'shingle style house' and you will see your sort of porch. Also, when you have the roof shingled{or sooner, if you are curious} I…"
Sunday
Stephanie replied to Mr. Charles ANTHONY's discussion pine timbers
"I would contact Real Antique Wood. I worked with them to install my salavaged pine floors and they know a lot about old wood."
Sunday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"To be honest I had no idea the porch wasn't original, but I will try to find out more. I really know very little about any of this, but I'm trying to do my research because it is really important me to be historically accurate (even though…"
Sunday
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"'front door fanatick'-  glad to give you a start, at least. A friend in the bldg. trades tells me, and it follows my memory; that houses in our era had only transom lights{i.e. the little square or rectangle of glass and window sash)…"
Saturday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Thank you for the recommendations! I will most definitely update this thread with the final product if and when I find it. Thanks again!"
Saturday
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
""Front door Fanatick"  Try a search of architectural styles on line. You have the date of the house; with its latter added on porch, which looks good; check with colleges that have courses in this field. The local houses are not a…"
Saturday

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Tell us about yourself:
I like old homes
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Not much experience other than watching HGTV. Recently bought a home built in 1865

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:04pm on March 5, 2017, Pamela Logan said…

Hey - I just did a simple search in your area for salvaged wood and came up with this:

Real Antique Wood
31 Cordier Street
Irvington, NJ 07111

973-923-3273 / info@realantiquewood.com

If you decide to replace your floor, go for thicker boards.  I have had extensions attached to the bottom of my front door (it was too short)  It works fine and is possible.  Good luck.

I have a 1790 house.  We've been through a lot and are continuing to restore.  It's the 1790 Tiny House in Wiscasset, ME - google it.

At 10:41pm on July 1, 2017, Stephanie said…
Just wanted to let you know that I ended up using the people you found for me and they are absolutely amazing. We pulled up the ugly floor to find the original pumpkin pine. Unfortunately it was in very bad shape (mostly because the floor that had been put down on top was glued with more glue than I knew existed and some sections just ripped up untrue pieces of pine when they were removed). Sad. But Real Antique Wood had reclaimed pine floors that they have installed and they are amazing. We are actually in the process of doing it all now. I can't say enough good things about them.

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