Door of the Day


I really liked the numbers on this door (from Columbia Heights) it gives me a bit of a 60s vibe. And as someone mentioned in the comments yesterday – Washington in the 60s on PBS was a phenomenal program. You should definitely catch a rerun if it keeps airing!

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  • Wrong decade but I love it too. More like twenty or thirty years earlier. Or even the 20s, when these houses (like mine) were probably built. I even love the old lawn chairs.

  • Agreed! Washington in the ’60s was a great program.

  • That font screams ’30s to me, but then I’m no expert…

  • I don’t know, I watched the 60’s in Washington program and I didn’t like how they seemed to keep on talking about the “good things” that came out of the ’68 riots. Sure, I wasn’t around then, but I can’t really think of a single good thing that came out of them and it seemed almost insulting to say that there were multiple good things that came out of the riots. Seems like it was pretty horrible for everyone in DC.

  • Oh and 60s not 60’s. Boo to me. Typed too quickly.

  • I was around in the 60s, still in junior high, but very aware of what was going on. The riots were one scary time for all. I was growing up in a close-by suburb where I remember some of the more redneck classmates saying stuff like they’re gonna come over the DC line and when they do, we’ll be ready for them. But much worse than these comments was the total destruction of parts of DC that have only recently been fixed up. Large areas of 14th Street, blocks and blocks, were burned down, meaning a loss of businesses, jobs, housing and a feeling of safety for residents. But the 60s were much more than the riots and DC was and still is a great place. I’m a native and only spent a few years in the suburbs, but most of my life right here and loving it.

  • Does anyone know if they sell chairs like the one pictured anymore and if so, where?

  • u street girl:

    You’re quite right. It is indeed very insulting to Washingtonians in particular and they were beyond pretty horrible.

    We have today these revisionists; non-Washingtonians that want to scoff and portray the 1968 riots as mere disturbances so as to further some political or cultural cause. It’s yet another deplorable deceit upon local and American history.

    Truth be told, they were RIOTS perpetrated by savage thugs. We resident Washingtonians were abandoned with no police or protection. I’m a survivor alive today to describe it. We lived with the resulting menace of burned out vacant buildings for years after as many residents left in a mass exodus to live in the suburbs.

    These revisionists sicken me. This PBS documentary is just another example of revisionists distorting actual events with their own slant for the own cause or creed. It really sucks.

    On a more pleasant subject:


    These vintage metal glider chairs and benches from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s are heavy and very well made by one of two foundries: The Bunting Company of Philadelphia or Birmingham Ornamental Ironworks now known as Meadowcraft, Inc., and still making high quality outdoor furniture.

    I have a set. They last forever. These vintage collectible gliders can be found now and then on e-bay. Here’s one for $200:

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