Coltsville National Park, Hartford, CT

Tourist in My Own State: Coltsville National Historic Park

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, The Front Door Project Visits, Travel 11 Comments

A tiny snippet in the Hartford  Courant caught my eye last Saturday entitled “Hartford Blooms Garden Tours“. As I read the description, I was particularly interested to see that the dome atop the Colt Armory building in Hartford would be open for tours from 2-4 daily during the Garden Tours event, which lasts until this Sunday, June 14th. What Connecticut …

Oak Trees at Boone Hall Plantation in South Carolina

The Front Door Project Visits: Boone Hall Plantation

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, Public Doors, The Front Door Project Visits, Travel 10 Comments

From the moment we turned off of the main road and started slowly driving under Boone Hall’s canopy of almost three hundred year old southern live oak trees I knew I would love my visit to Boone Hall Plantation. The Avenue of Oaks, as it is referred to, was originally planted in 1743 by members of the Boone family (although there is …

Antebellum Mansion on the Battery

The Front Door Project Visits: Charleston, South Carolina

Deb Architecture, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation, The Front Door Project Visits, Travel 2 Comments

I vacationed in Charleston a couple of weeks back with my husband and daughter (my son was happily visiting Florida with a good buddy) and words cannot express how much I loved this city!! It has been high on my list to visit for quite a while and it did not disappoint. Our first order of business upon arrival was to …

Old Naples Florida cottage

The Front Door Project Visits: Naples, Florida

Deb Architecture, Coastal Doors, Everyday Doors, The Front Door Project Visits 2 Comments

You all know I’m a New England girl, and likely always will be, but I know I’m not alone when I say I am “so over” winter! Somehow winter seems festive and fresh through the holidays. I can’t wait for that first snowfall. Then I spend January making peace with it and attempting to appreciate the season. By February – …