Milk Door On House
Still we have a milk door in our 1928 house near the back doora quiet and quaint reminder of days gone by.
Milk door on house. The milkman would open a tiny door on the side of the house usually right next to the main door and basically leave the milk in between the walls. This group celebrates the old architectural detail of the milk door. 2 quart bottles of pasteurized milk 12 lb butter 1 dozen eggs. The housewife would open the inside door and move around the metal arrows showing what and how many she wanted the milkman to leave eg.
Milk doors are also often called milk chutes or milk boxes. The sink and cabinetry are there but the old fashioned. The basement has a kitchen. Last year when we moved in we found the outer entrance for the milk door boarded up and several old locks placed on the door inside the house.
The inside is stamped saying it was made in wyandotte. Then the homeowners could open the door on. By the time my parents bought their first house it was the mid 1970s. Milk was no longer delivered to the neighborhood but the milk door remained.
Last year when we moved in we found the outer entrance for the milk door boarded up and several old locks placed on the door inside the house. No mention is made of the milk boxes that were built into the side of the house usually near back door or off the driveway. Even though they were called milk chutes they were also used to deliver other products such as eggs bread and vegetablesfruits. The latch on the door actually fell off when i went to close it last time.
Milk doors have disappeared from use in these days of supermarkets and convenience stores. Once upon a time every self respecting home was built with a milk chute which was usually located next to the side door. Milk doors have disappeared from use in these days of supermarkets and convenience stores. It had 2 doors.
Im afraid the whole door is going to fall off at the hinges soon. Our house which was built in 39 has a built in phone stand in the corner of the dining room that used to double as the pass through milk door. Even though most cities dont have a milk man anymore many houses still have a milk door that was once used for deliveries. It was odd to imagine a time when delivery to your home was the standard way of getting milk.
Or at least used to. I was a young child in the 70s used to modern day supermarkets with their walls of fresh milk. Its a solid cabinet with a small drawer over the milk door and a larger drawer beneath it. Entrez dans lunivers envoûtant de thirza schaap et sa bande denfants au regard hypnotisant.
Still we have a milk door in our 1928 house near the back doora quiet and quaint reminder of days gone by. Although home delivery. This is not my picture but this persons milk door is very similar to what mine is like.