Before anyone says, “Why didn’t you stop and see me??”, we were only in Savannah for a quick lunch break. 🙂
Here are some interesting doors from the River Street vicinity…
I saw this door and thought – “Cool! Half-surface hinges!” Ok – that makes me sound like a weirdo but that’s really what I thought. Then I noticed there are actually three half-mortise hinges installed wrong and one half-surface hinge, or some other creative solution that I can’t quite put my finger on.
This pair was in the restaurant where we had lunch. Let’s see…no panic hardware, a double cylinder deadbolt and a rim deadbolt, surface bolts at the head, partially-blocked egress width, and check out the arched door closer mounting (they’re doing it wrong).
There were some cool door pulls:
Pull, but do it gently!
Hopefully these doors aren’t needed for egress:
The beautiful Savannah Cotton Exchange has giant sliders:
The lock is pretty low-tech…
But this creative device is to lock the doors in the open position:
I’m not a fan of the fake doors, especially with the storefront door held open in front of the decorative one.
One of the kids pointed this one out…I think door hunting has become like a scavenger hunt to them:
Someone obviously put a lot of work into these and I appreciate the effort, but this is a hot mess:
Why are mail slots always horizontal? So gravity can help keep the little door closed? And maybe I’m being picky, but I don’t think those are the manufacturer’s original closer fasteners.
A cool nautical opening:
I hope this door is just for show, because I don’t think it will operate properly:
So THAT’s what that bar is for…I’ve been wondering.
The 4th closer mounting…side jamb (not really):
Do these 2 deadbolts double the security? Only if that glass is unbreakable.
I keep wondering why the center door is so tall – in my experience architects usually want to carry the horizontal sight line straight across.