Over the past few weeks I’ve been searching through the Historical Commission’s archive to locate an old photograph of the front door of my house so we can’t potential restore it. The molding was removed sometime between 1900-1980. I’ve heard a drunk driver hit the house and took out the whole left corner. Above a photograph from the early 1900’s and today.
The photo I found in the archive shows the original molding around the front door. I took a stroll around my neighborhood trying to find something similar. The closest example I found was on a Front Street home built in 1760 with a very similar exterior and simple molding around the front door. And fyi it’s also for sale, see here.
In the old photo above you’ll notice glass. But the glass can’t be above the door because we don’t have enough room. To me the door looks more Victorian rather then Georgian. The most common door style I’ve spotted in my town has 6 panels. But I’ve fallen in love with 8 panels (see examples below)! I need to do more research and figure out which style is most appropriate for my house. Below photos from front doors seen in Marblehead for inspiration.
I love the painted house number that reminds me of 10 Downing Street.