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Old Jan 25, 2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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These are stained glass inserts in the doors of a hotel/tavern that was built around 1862. Sadly the building is scheduled for demolition and it, along with surrounding structures are to be torn down and replaced with a condominium development. It would be nice if some of the architectural features such as the stained glass windows could be salvaged.

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Old Jan 25, 2012, 2:12 PM   #2
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Such a shame, if the doors are any indication, it must be a beautiful building. I hope it is stripped and the bits and pieces reused.
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Let's hope an antique restoration group removes and saves some of these beauties.
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Old Jan 25, 2012, 7:59 PM   #4
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At present the block of buildings is still waiting for demolition and I haven't heard about what plans, if any, have been made for saving exterior or interior pieces. A local group was very vocal in opposing the development so maybe they will get involved. This is just one of many examples in our community where older buildings have been taken down with little regard for their historical significance.

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Wonderful doors! I would guess that one of the big door pulls are not original - they don't match.

A developer several years ago put up an apartment/retail complex on a large lot. There was one old building on part of it, not particularly historical, but some nice architecture. The builder took down the vast majority of the original building, leaving only the front facade. It was propped up for a couple of years while he built the rest of the complex, leaving the facade in place. I thought that was a nice touch. Maybe they'll do something similar there.
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So inviting... With some backlighting those stained glass panels would gleam.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 4:17 PM   #7
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There are places that specialize in rescuing and reselling architectural features from old buildings. You might want to check and if you find any, alert them to what is going on. They may be able to salvage these stained glass doors, wood moldings, fireplace mantles and other significant features in the building.

Your photo may be all that is left of those doors if nobody intervenes.

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