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Jun 26 2014

Random Doors of Dallas

Category: Beautiful Doors,Egress,Road TripsLori @ 1:38 am Comments (9)

If you’re here in Dallas for DHI’s CoNEXTions 2014 and you see any beautiful or interesting doors, send me a clear photo and I’ll add it to this post!  OH – and come to my class tomorrow (Friday) so I’m not all alone – CE1401 Codes and Standards Update at 1:30 in Senators Hall.

Here are some that I’ve seen so far…the entrance to the Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe:

Church Entrance

Church Doors

The side doors are cool too:

Church Pair

Skinny Door

Door Pulls

One of the hotel ballrooms has some interesting doors:

Ballroom Pair

Ballroom Inset

And an egress issue:

Exits with Curtains

I’m not sure how I feel about this door.  If it didn’t have an exit sign, would you consider it an obvious door leading to a means of egress?

Exit Pair

This door is absolutely gigantic.  Compare it to the standard sized doors with transom panels down the way:

Giant Doors

It has the biggest pivots I’ve ever seen (by far!):

Giant Pivot


And the entrance to the beautiful Scottish Rite Cathedral:

Scottish Rite Entrance

Scottish Rite Doors

I’ll see some of you tomorrow!

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9 Responses to “Random Doors of Dallas”

  1. Bryan McKeehan says:

    The cathedral side doors would look much better with Dark Bronze sweeps instead of the Bright Brass.

  2. Mary Hinton says:

    The Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe doors are gorgeous! On the gigantic pairs of doors near the end of the post, I like how they worked around the pull mounting vs. molding conflict. That turned out nice.

    Enjoy your time in Texas. I wish I were there!

  3. Dan Poehler says:

    As a lifelong student of architecture, how was the beautiful hardware made back when these old cathedrals were built – individual artisans or did they have companies who did this?

    • Lori says:

      Hi Dan –

      It was probably a combination of the two depending on when, and what type of hardware. We still have some companies that make amazing custom hardware.

      – Lori

  4. Rich says:

    The big white banquet room doors are nice, but not ADA compliant. Bolt ons more than 1/16″ high and a handle that is too low on the push side.

  5. Jenny says:

    My dad built the Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe doors for the church, they were the church’s Millennium doors to celebrate the year 2000 if I remember correctly. His name is Andy Reddick, he’s a local woodworker in Dallas/Ft Worth. He built a sample of the door, just a few feet of the lower portion of one door, and it stayed in his shop forever until he retired that shop and downsized. Occasionally I think they call him up to refinish the doors, because stained wood doors on the exterior are beautiful, but the finish wears away quickly in weather and sun. Wonderful picture!

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