Old Bethpage Doors

Old Bethpage is in Long Island, New York. Saved to post for Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2022/11/10/more-from-granby/

13 thoughts on “Old Bethpage Doors

  1. memadtwo 2022-11-10 / 7:11 pm

    You can always get my attention with barns. A wonderful selection! (K)


  2. shoreacres 2022-11-10 / 6:22 pm

    As I looked at the photos, I finally realized one difference in the architecture there: the wooden shingles. At least, I think that must be what they’re called. I’ve known shingles only as a roof treatment, but several of these buildings seem to have shingled walls. Around here, old historic buildings usually are built of logs — or stone.


    • Sherry Felix 2022-11-11 / 6:15 am

      Cedar shingles are common in New England. Shakes are used on roofs https://www.cedarcountrylumber.com/cedar-shingles-and-shakes.html
      By the mid 19c. the large trees were gone. Stone is still used. Not so much for barns though.
      In the 19th century cedar wood shakes and shingles became the primary source of roofing for public buildings and most homes. Many National Park buildings in North America were constructed of cedar with cedar shingle roofing. In the United States for example, white pine was the most used type of wood. In the Southern United States, shingles made of oak and cypress were more common, in the Western United States, redwood and cedar is popular.

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  3. Barbara Bryan 2022-11-10 / 11:01 am

    Thanks for this wonderful tour of Beth Page which makes me feel I must visit it! Taken as a whole, the way you have focused on the buildings, makes it look like a “community of personalities”!


  4. Jet Eliot 2022-11-10 / 9:52 am

    A wonderful celebration of old doors here, Sherry. A very interesting array of sizes and shapes in these very old buildings. It must be so strange to be on Long Island and be transported back to the 1800s in Old Bethpage–thanks for taking us along.


  5. Dan Antion 2022-11-10 / 9:31 am

    I love this post, Sherry. I enjoy visiting places like this, and you captured some wonderful doors.


    • Sherry Felix 2022-11-10 / 5:55 pm

      Historic villages are such fun. At Plymouth I asked Miles Standish what how often did he wash his ruff collar. He said about once a year he would send it back to England for a laundry. I enjoy thinking of things to ask the interpreters. It can be quite amusing.

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