Desperately Seeking…Doors

For all the the Cross House has been through (private residence, sanitarium, tea room, fraternities, sororities, apartments, motel, boarding house) it is amazingly, astonishingly intact.

Save some bits. Like all the original lighting is long gone. BIG sigh.

There are also about four interior doors which are Gone Door.


I have looked through countless doors at salvage yards but cannot find the two types needed. So, I post them here with the hope that somebody will think: Hey! I have just those doors in my garage!

Hope springs eternal.



The downstairs doors. They have a rare pattern of inset panels. And an even rarer horizontal reed detail.



The reed detail. This aligns with trim on the walls.



The upstairs doors. Not quite the same, and minus the reed detail. This is the door to former apartment #4. After the door is restored, I will return the 4 to the same place.



LEFT: Downstairs doors. RIGHT: Upstairs doors. See the difference?



  1. Chad's Crooked House on February 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I gasped when I saw the first photo, but then I scrolled a little more. I’ll keep these in mind though. I’d have happily worked something out with you if they were a match.

  2. ken on February 25, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    There is a company in Weston Mo that could make new ones like that. If you are interested I could send you their email address.

    • Ross on February 25, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Yes! Please!

  3. ken on February 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm

  4. Denali Dragonfly "Grace" on February 26, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    What are the measurements you need?

    • Ross on February 26, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      The upstairs door are 32 x 89.

  5. Jake on January 25, 2017 at 11:15 am

    We have had good luck here with doors – if you are looking for a road trip. Fourth floor of a warehouse filled with doors of all shapes and sizes.

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