Thursday Doors

Garage doors. There’s normally nothing too fancy about them. The story is usually what’s behind them.

Does your pulse quicken at the sight of four plus garage bays and a space above? Mine does. Cars plus room for diy projects, potting bench, crafts, woodwork, paint, outdoor sink- oh, the options are endless.

This particular four-car garage is part of the Weeks estate in Lancaster, New Hampshire, that was built in the early 1900’s by John Wingate Weeks, Congressman, Senator, United States Secretary of War, and leading conservationist.

When built, this garage housed the Weeks’ Cadillacs and provided lodging above for the chauffeur.

In 1941, the estate covering Β 446 acres was given to the state of NH to be used as a state park. Today, it provides visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of the White Mountains of NH, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the upper Connecticut River Valley.

It’s a sight to behold so my friend, Sue, told me when she texted me this photo. It’s good to have friends especially on Thursday. πŸ™‚

Like doors? Go visit my other friends over at Norm Frampton’s
Thursday Doors – August 15, 2019.

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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54 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Julpha Jean says:

    this is nice πŸ™‚

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I dream of structures like this, Judy. If I had such a garage, you can bet I’d have doors like this on it. Thanks (and thanks to Sue) for sharing this.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Yes my pulse quickened and I gasped in delight when I saw your photo. The doors, the colors, the roofline. What a delightful building. It’s just filled with memories, don’t you suppose?

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  4. I always love barn doors! These have a great story!

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  5. Mr ET would love to have a building this size in which to do all his manly things, like motor bike restoration. He often has serious shed envy.

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  6. Annie says:

    Yet another NH park I’m not familiar with! I added it to my β€˜Must See’ list.

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  7. KerryCan says:

    Yes, my pulse quickened and I thought “weaving studio!!” And space for a quilting frame! And cats sleeping in the sun streaming thru those windows. Sigh . . .

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  8. Joyce says:

    I share your excitement. My space would be full of papier mache dinosaurs. I’d have an annual “Dino Day” for the grandkids and drag ’em all out for an after dark, flashlight-lit hunt through the woods. I’d have grandpa dressed up as a t-rex to jump out and scare the heck outta ’em!
    No longer would I have the dilemma of building an animal inside my house, only to find out it had to be dismembered in order to leave!

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  9. Wonderful! Also, nice to read it’s part of a state park. Love Joyce’s comment! How those grandchildren would scream, but all in good fun.

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  10. Murphy's Law says:

    Fabulous doors……fabulous building. We would live happily upstairs and we’d share the space downstairs for woodworking and painting projects. The car can just sit outside!!

    Thanks to your friend Sue for sending you this photo. What a treasure!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  11. Garden shed below, writing shed above. And who knows? Vice versa, sometimes.

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  12. Joanne Sisco says:

    Oh Judy, you think like I do. I’ve always wanted an outbuilding to have a private creative space. One like this would be outstanding!! If it came with a chauffeur that would be even better πŸ˜‰

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  13. It reminds me of what I think they called the “mews,” where the chauffeur lived on the original Upstairs Downstairs. πŸ™‚ – Marty

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  14. Eliza Waters says:

    I’ve always liked carriage houses and think they make a great small home. This one looks good! πŸ˜‰

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  15. What a lovely garage, I could live in that.

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  16. jkitt750 says:

    One can never have enough space in sheds, garages greenhouses etc.!

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  17. Norm 2.0 says:

    I know that area well enough to know that that chauffeur had an office with a spectacular view. Such a pretty part of the country.
    Bravo to both you and Sue for sharing it with us.

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  18. I would love to have that space for our cars, crafts, house projects… and, of course, a living area for our chauffeur.

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  19. germac4 says:

    I love the idea of so much space and it all looks so neat and solidly built. …and of course the chauffeur would be plus too!

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  20. I never have any door pictures, but that’s maybe because houses are spread so far apart and doors rather hard to find! I love barn doors, even the decrepit ones.

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  21. Lovely! The stories I imagine unfolding in this garage are endless

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  22. Yes, it makes my soul hot, and my pulse quicken to see such a sight! I wish property taxes were not so high to force families out of such properties and land! Don’t even get me started on this topic!

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  23. We can barely fit one car in our garage, so this is a lot to take in.

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  24. joey says:

    I love when people send me doors! This is a good set πŸ™‚ Right about now I wish I had an ‘apartment’ over my garage πŸ˜‰

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  25. Rose says:

    My nephew always said we needed a 6 car garage with an attached house…I would take it if the garage looked like this. Like you, I see all the possibilities.

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  26. Oddment says:

    Now those are DOORS! What a building! You are so right about the mystique of the doors being the unknowns behind them. Judging by the comments here, I’d say you and Sue tapped into a real spirit of kindreds! This place seems to call to everyone here. A lovely post!

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