Milk Door On House
Im afraid the whole door is going to fall off at the hinges soon.
Milk door on house. The inside is stamped saying it was made in wyandotte. It was odd to imagine a time when delivery to your home was the standard way of getting milk. Entrez dans lunivers envoûtant de thirza schaap et sa bande denfants au regard hypnotisant. Milk doors are also often called milk chutes or milk boxes.
Once upon a time every self respecting home was built with a milk chute which was usually located next to the side door. Although home delivery. By the time my parents bought their first house it was the mid 1970s. The latch on the door actually fell off when i went to close it last time.
It has a ton of rust and peeling paint. This is not my picture but this persons milk door is very similar to what mine is like. 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. Still we have a milk door in our 1928 house near the back doora quiet and quaint reminder of days gone by.
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. 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. Then the homeowners could open the door on. Still we have a milk door in our 1928 house near the back doora quiet and quaint reminder of days gone by.
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. 2 quart bottles of pasteurized milk 12 lb butter 1 dozen eggs. Milk doors have disappeared from use in these days of supermarkets and convenience stores. The chute would be accessible from the landing of the basement stairs.
Or at least used to. Milk was no longer delivered to the neighborhood but the milk door remained. It had 2 doors. This group celebrates the old architectural detail of the milk door.
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 basement has a kitchen. Milk doors have disappeared from use in these days of supermarkets and convenience stores. 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 most cities dont have a milk man anymore many houses still have a milk door that was once used for deliveries. Even though they were called milk chutes they were also used to deliver other products such as eggs bread and vegetablesfruits. Its a solid cabinet with a small drawer over the milk door and a larger drawer beneath it.