Sunday, March 28, 2021

A Bit Of A Mystery


 I was walking by an old house and noticed these two little doors in its side wall. I remember seeing milk boxes when I was a kid but I have no idea why this house has two and why the different sizes. Could one have been for milk and the other for bread? Any ideas?

19 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Somehow they look like the kind of feature you'd see in a mountain village in Greece!

Tom said...

...BIG bottle and small bottles.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Could be Pat, the tall one for milk the shorter for the bread. What a fun discovery 💜

eileeninmd said...

Hello,


Maybe they had a lot of deliveries of bread, eggs and milk?
Take care, wishing you a great new week!

bill burke said...

I go with Tom. Maybe when the milk bottles were empty, they were placed by the smaller window. A precursor to a today's takeaway windows.

Sharon said...

I bet one was for ice. I used to see these "ice doors" on homes back in Illinois. My dad explained that there would be a sort of refrigerator box on the other side of the wall. The ice would keep the food in there cool for storage.

Andy said...

I'm with everyone else... milk in bread. They are from a ERA when there was no such thing as porch thieves. :-)

Laurie said...

They’re lovely, a mystery for sure,, I’m sure you’ll find the answer, not from me, but someone will know. Maybe a local you could ask? An elder of the neighbourhood ,

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

They are really interesting hatches.

Laura. M said...

Cumplieron su trabajo. Gusta ver estas viejas ventanas.
Buen domingo Pat. Cuídate.
Un abrazo.

Revrunner said...

Very curious indeed.

jennyfreckles said...

I've no idea. They don't look like what I'd expect to see in a city. They must be old.

Taken For Granted said...

One door might have been to a coal shoot. Coal use to be a common source of heat, and was delivered to houses by dump truck. But this is only a guess.

William Kendall said...

Curious. I also thought coal chute.

Cloudia said...

Interesting 🤓

The Furry Gnome said...

About a century ago I lived in an old house as a young child where there was a door like that. It was a coal shoot so they could shovel it directly into a room in the basement - in the days of those old coal furnaces.

Jenn Jilks said...

I'm going with coal chute for one!

s.c said...

It for sure delivers a nice photo.

21 Wits said...

It's very interesting and you're probably spot on about it being for deliveries!