Beautiful doors

While we were being interviewed by Fox 56 the other day we were showing him the front doors. Frank had never noticed the winged lion carved into the bottom of the doors. Since we have been going in and out of the Mooreland House for 9 months or so and hadn’t really seen these details… we figured no one else had seen them either. So, here are some cool pictures of the front doors. The leaded glass needs to be repaired in one of the doors.

12 thoughts on “Beautiful doors

  1. Diana January 25, 2021 / 18:50

    love the detail on the doors. thanks for pics

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  2. J. Staft January 25, 2021 / 22:25

    Beautiful! It makes you wonder what other ornate details embellished the house in it’s heyday.

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    • moorelandhouse January 25, 2021 / 22:33

      We know the entry way fireplace mantle had carved lion heads big enough for a young child to stick her head in their mouths. We have heard some amazing stories from the great granddaughters.

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  3. Karen Hafele January 25, 2021 / 23:56

    Looks like a Griffin (Griffon) carved in the doors. The door hardware is massive & beautiful you are lucky it’s still there.

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    • moorelandhouse January 26, 2021 / 02:35

      These doors are heavy! It would have taken quite a bit to cart them off.

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  4. dmartin941 January 26, 2021 / 02:38

    Can’t thank you two enough for salvaging this magnificent structure!

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  5. carhartt986 January 26, 2021 / 10:15

    The hardware is exquisite. All the beauty is in the detail! Thank you for sharing every little detail Kerry!

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  6. Essie Carol Collins January 26, 2021 / 17:12

    The carving on the bottom of the door doesn”t really look like a lion. Maybe you could research it an see what it really is. Looks more like a mythical creature to me. Just a thought

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    • moorelandhouse January 26, 2021 / 18:38

      Yes, winged lions are mythical creatures. Some call them Griffins but most of the pictures of Griffins have eagle heads.

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