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Old 10-21-2007, 05:40 PM  
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I just recently bought a Queen Anne house built in 1898. It has two front doors and I cant seem to find out why. One door goes into the entry way and one goes into what looks like could be a dinning room. Just looking for anyones oppinion on why there are two front doors. Thanks.

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Old 10-22-2007, 08:26 AM  
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Welcome AKROBI:
Many houses were built with 2 front doors in the '30s and 40s. No one knows why but visitors almost always knocked on the wrong door. I was raised in such a house and the other door was to the bedroom where my 3 brothers and I slept. It was straight ahead when you came up the steps onto the porch but our main entrance was to the right. As our Yankee friends say, "go figure" (whatever that means).
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:12 AM  
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hi, houses built during the 19th century had two front doors...i know it looks kind of weird but there's a logical reason behind it. One room leads to a so called " keeping room" and the other leads to the living room.

The keeping room contains a large fireplace, tables and chairs, but this is not where you introduce your guests while the other door is only used for special occasion. Or normally, one door leads to a parlor room while the other to a family's private room.

Glad it's the 21st means, one front door

But i bet you're house is one-of-a-kind!
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