I’m smiling as I post this historical door not just because it is a handsome door but because of how it came to me.
It came from my friend, Marilyn, who lives in Michigan. She taught in Connecticut for many years, and a former student took the photo while in New York and sent it to her.
This is a side door of the Union League Club which is located at 38 East 37th Street on the corner of Park Avenue, New York City.
It is a private social club formed in 1863 by pro-union men who desired to “strengthen a love and respect for the Union” and oppose the Civil War.
Over the years, fifteen Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, diplomats, cabinet members and CEOs of many corporations have enjoyed a quiet meeting area, dining rooms, social events, and a speaker program.
A little sanding, some patching, and a nice coat of paint would do wonders for this door and keep it working for another 156 years.
Every Thursday, Norm, rounds up doors from all over the world. This door has already traveled to several states to get to this post. I love it.
Happy first Thursday in September and may all the doors you approach be open and welcoming. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors – September 5, 2019.