We only spent a brief segment of our road trip in Lexington, but it was long enough to spot a couple of doors of interest.  Our hotel was originally a single family residence and it’s on the Register of Historic Places.  We checked in pretty late at night but I immediately noticed the mess they had made of the lock on their front door.  Creative, yes…purty, no.

What’s that thing on the left???

A mag catch?!?!  Yuck!

And is that what I think it is inside of the lock case?  Yup – a rim deadlatch.

Here are a couple other interesting pieces I saw in the historic residence:


We also drove by a church that had some beautiful doors…I went inside and I found this really cool spring hinge on the interior door, and the beautiful cast hinge on the exterior door:


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