Thursday Doors | June 15, 2017
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.
“Beverly House Doors” – Royal Ontario Museum
Doors in a museum? Imagine my surprise.
On a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum a few months back, I entered a section of the museum tucked away from most of the traffic and discovered an entire section dedicated to the history of Canada. Why was I not previously aware of this?
Among this collection, I was surprised to see several historic doors on display. This was quite a surprise, that someone cared enough about doors to preserve them.
The above door , circa 1822, belonged to Beverly House, the residence of Sir John Beverley Robinson (1791 -1863), Chief Justice of Upper Canada, was one of the most impressive residences in early Toronto. It was located at the northeast corner of John and Richmond Streets. Robinson, the son of a Loyalist from Virginia, was one of the most powerful men in Ontario in his time. The house was demolished around 1913.
The door was a gift to the museum from the Ursuline Religious of the Chatham Union in Toronto.
Thank goodness someone had the foresight to preserve this door for generations to enjoy.
iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/7 sec; f/1.8; ISO 80