Another Door Discovery!
Over the last 126-years, the doors of the Cross House have been playing musical chairs. Many doors have bounced from location to location and it has been an interesting challenge trying to ascertain where each door originally was.
Some doors even went AWOL. Some have since returned to the house.
If I am correct, at this point the only missing first-floor door is the original library door.
This door was in situ when Bob Rodak purchased the house in 1999. So, what happened to it?
Last week, Bob came by for a tour with his new wife, Sandy, and daughter, Sarah. Bob has been in the house several times since I purchased the house in 2014, but this was the first time in six years that Sandy and Sarah have been in the house.
As we stood in the south hall, I asked Bob about the missing door. He thought for a moment, then another moment, smiled, and said, “Follow me!”
I looked curiously at Sandy. She shrugged. We all followed Bob into the dining room. He pointed at…
Ahhhhh. I had not known that the butler’s pantry door had ever been removed!
So, yet another mystery revealed.
Meaning though that the original library door is still AWOL. I think, think it might have been relocated to the new bathroom installed in the library in 1950. That door was in situ when Bob purchased the house. He then removed the bathroom and door. So, does Bob still have the door?
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