old stone warehouse, Fredericksburg

Old Stone Warehouse: Four Floors and Many Stories

Deb Historic Doors, Thursday Doors 17 Comments

My daughter is a junior in high school and you know what that means…college tours! Our little family of four spent spring break driving 1,800 miles round trip to visit a number of schools in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Our first stop was Fredericksburg, VA, home of University of Mary Washington. I was immediately charmed by Fredericksburg’s downtown …

fenway park, baseball, red sox, boston, ma, stadium

Shocking News: Fenway Park to be Demolished

Deb Historic Doors, Thursday Doors 17 Comments

In a devastating turn of events, Red Sox owner John W. Henry has announced that a new stadium will be developed for the beloved Boston Red Sox. Similar to the fate of the original Yankee stadium, Fenway Park as we know it today will cease to exist. Construction of the new stadium is expected to begin this fall in an …

town & county club, hartford, ct

90 Years and Counting at the Town & County Club

Deb Historic Doors, Historic Preservation 19 Comments

A fixture on Woodland Street in Hartford, the Town & County Club has been welcoming its women members and their guests for decades, celebrating 90 years in 2015. With a striking exterior of buff color brick and limestone, the huge Colonial Revival house that the Club calls home was once the residence of Theodore and Laura Lyman and their four …

holden chapel, harvard university, cambridge, ma

One of the Oldest College Buildings in America

Deb Historic Doors, Thursday Doors 18 Comments

Having attended The College of William & Mary in Virginia, I take great pride in the fact that it is considered the second oldest university in America, the “Alma Mater of a Nation”, with such illustrious graduates as Presidents Thomas Jefferson, ┬áJames Monroe and John Tyler. Of course the oldest university is Harvard, and whenever I’m in Cambridge I enjoy …