The Cross House, 1895. It is hard to see, but the outer set of oak doors have a pair of screen doors. The doors are no longer extant. Walter Anderson Collection, ESU Archives.
Circa-1970? You can see the screen doors. See also the thin horizontal lines just under the screens? That detail is matched in the interior doors.
1999. Terrifying. Although you cannot really tell, the screen doors are in situ.
1999. This is inside the house. Both the inner and outer sets of doors are open, and one screen door is evident.
I have a pair of these pulls inside the house. But each pull was obviously located somewhere else. In this image you can see that a flat push plate was originally on the door (in the butler’s pantry). I now suspect that the pulls were originally on the lost screen doors. I cannot imagine any other original location for them, and have long pondered this mystery.
Well, I have never given the lost screen doors much thought.
Until today. Because today I discovered that the doors might still exist. This leaves me breathless.
I am crossing my fingers that the lead pans out.
Please cross your fingers too!