Mt. Carmel Baptist Church/#Thursday Doors

This past Sunday’s Drive took us through our neighboring county, Morgan County, Missouri. The idea of catching some great doors often hinges (no pun intended) on whether you might get threatened with a double barrel when pointing your camera at someone’s property. I’m still trying to educate my fellow rural Missourians on the world of blogging and our love of scenery. Doors included.

Enter Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Hwy D, Fortuna, Missouri. Pronounced For-Choo-Na.

You can see there are a good amount of native trees surrounding the church. Literally surrounding it—as well as Virginia Creeper climbing its siding. Some are allergic to this vegetation, so leave it be.

 Not a lot to say about this church as its website is non-operational when I click on it. But the church is listed as a member of the Lamine Baptist Association. So it is under care of a sort. The size of the cemetary suggests it certainly had a vigorous past that dated back to the mid 1800’s.

He took a picture of the interior and I could have shared it, but I made an executive decision to leave it out of this post. Would your conscious bother you?

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When I looked up, I had already made a mental decision.

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Hearing Cars Rust/#Thursday Doors

First, the doors. This is a sliding door –  garage-style-  with an entrance door to the side.

Setting: Green Ridge, Missouri on one pretty hot, Saturday, June afternoon.

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Green Ridge: population 476 as of Census 2010.

Hearing the cars rust on Main Street is a real thing.

So are Pot Luck and Fundraising dinners, church on Sundays, checking on your neighbors, volunteering, and bad cell phone service (with my phone company choice).

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Ernst & Sons Hardware/#Thursday Doors

Presenting Ernst & Sons Hardware, Lawrence, Kansas. From their  Facebook page I have learned sadly of their end. I never walked through the front doors, but was taken with the entrance at the back parking lot. Love the stonework, the window-paned doors and just the unique personality of this loading dock area.

 

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Home owned hardware stores are becoming extinct and outdone with the huge chain-owned ones that have no idea of what they are snuffing out.

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A Pause/ #ThursdayDoors

I’m pretty sure that part of the reason I enjoy the Thursday Door challenge is to make a feeble attempt at capturing surroundings we normally ignore.

At the last couple of doctor visits, I’ve been thinking about sharing this one…….with a little extra something.

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This is a nice view to see in person, but the camera just isn’t doing it justice.

These are better, but still not there.

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I may not be the expert at panoramic photos, but I think this definitely gives you a better perspective of the edge of the prarie view I wanted you to see. And if you’re needing a way to lower the blood pressure (I hate going to the doctor btw), maybe a minute of taking in a scenic view will help.

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North Lamine/#Thursday Doors

I’m offering up a continued edition of last week’s Thursday Doors post. This one is on the opposite side of the tracks in Sedalia, Missouri.

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 Directly to the left of where I stood for that Big Sky View to be more precise. This building at 118 North Lamine I learned through a phone call, yes I still have a land line, has been a moving/storage business for around 80 years. Currently State Fair Moving and Storage operate from here. Prior to that, the informer says he believed it was a carriage building business. It is not on the list I found for the National Historical Register in Sedalia. But in my opinion, it should be. I’m still waiting for a phone call or email of the person who is supposed to know all the good stuff. Til then I hope you enjoy a little slideshow of this golden oldie.

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Big Sky View/#Thursday Doors

This is my take on one city block of Sedalia, Missouri, Queen City of the Prarie.

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One of these days, I’m hoping for a pic without any vehicles along this street to visualize a hundred years ago.

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The Dusty Bookshelf/#Thursday Doors

Inspired by  Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin during the April A to Z Challenge for this week’s Thursday Doors is The Dusty Bookshelf in Lawrence, Kansas. During the Challenge, her theme was Bookstores-Stepping Across the Threshhold. I had to let her know about this treasure after we visited it during April. Thanks to her, I discovered yet more quilting books and a couple music (banjo) books to feed my book fix for a bit. And, oh darn, I’ll be back in Lawrence this weekend for a graduation and just may be forced to fit in a few more minutes here perusing those shelves. Until then, sharing the front of the shop. I’ve yet to get enough nerve to snap pics inside. Maybe next time and then I’ll even snap a few pics of my finds.

Photographed along the world reknown ‘Mass Street’ in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Sedalia Depot/ Thursday Doors

I’ve decided to share another panoramic pic this Thursday Doors. This will be my final Doors entry until after April since I’ve once again (5th year) joined up with the April A to Z Challenge. That will be more than enough to commit to given my fulltime-working life.

So without further ado, I present the Sedalia Depot.

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Some choppier views……

 I find it very hard to see this as a 2-story structure. But  apparently it was prior to 1951. You could read about it and some rather lengthy, extra Sedalia history here. Or just take my word for it. The story ‘in short’ is that this station had a vibrant past, a lull where it needed a little push from local and state sources to step into the next era, and now is a success story that could have easily been the ending. It’s currently an Amtrak stop for 4 daily trains. The Missouri River Runner travels from Kansas City, Missouri to St. Louis, Missouri and back each day.

I just want to add a personal note to the Sedalia Downtown Development,Inc for following through with this project. Kudos to you! I sincerely hope it is not the end of our saving the visual past of our beloved “Queen City of the Prairie”.

Down on Main Street/Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors is a weekly blog event hosted by Norm 2.0. For my entry this week, I’m concentrating on details.

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First glance of this delapidated building on Main Street in Sedalia, Missouri is not something to really write home about.

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But when looking closer, there’s a half post missing that would give this door more symmetry. And that’s just the beginning. What about the little hand carved diamond detail on the remaining post? Too bad about the trim hanging by a thread. Not to mention the warping an peeling paint. Guess this one’s got a lot of tales to tell. BlueDoor2 (2)

And the unusual shape of this transom window is something the original builder must have wanted to give a little charm to. You can see just where to begin scraping paint if you wanted to tidy it up a bit. I think it’s a beauty. I sure hope someone in this town realizes what treasures we have before tearing them all down. I hope it’s not too late for this one.

 

Wagon Ho! /Thursday Doors

It’s not every day that you see a couple wagons parked on the front porch.

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And for once I don’t have to say ‘only in Missouri’ do you see these things 😉 I can thank Lawrence, Kansas.

wagons2And I only noticed the side porch and peek of a door after the fact. But hope you enjoy this little pioneer-style doorscursion. Please take a moment to visit Norm 2.0 for other great entries in his weekly Thursday Doors challenge!