Doors- Boston’s Little Alice Door.

I’ll take door number one please

Boston had some amazing doors! But this one made me do a double take! At first I thought it was a cellar door, but it leads into a flat below. I knocked on the door and really hoped someone would be home to let me know  the history of this little door. I knocked a few times. I don’t give up that easily, but no luck. If anyone is from Boston and knows about this little door, I would love to hear from you. I can’t imagine how one uses the door. Has the street risen over the years and the door is only for show, or does one actually creep into the flat through it, or like Alice, is there a pill to make one smaller? It’s a door with so many possibilities and so many  questions!

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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10 Responses to Doors- Boston’s Little Alice Door.

  1. What street was that on? Or if you didn’t jot it down a neighborhood location will help. (Before I commit to explaining something I might be wrong about)

    • I so have to get better at taking street sign shots so I know where I am. This was close to the theatre district heading up a street before turning right and back toward the Back Bay Area and Newbury Street. If I remember right! But let’s hear your thoughts even though it might be the wrong house and wrong street!

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    Very intriguing, no doubt. But be careful knocking on unfamiliar doors, especially those that lead to basements. You never know who–or what–may be waiting behind it. 😉

  3. What a fascinating door, Susan – although I tend to agree with Carrie on this one!

  4. Cameron says:

    I’m fairly certain I worked around the corner from that door for the ten years, and I still haven’t heard THE definitive explanation. I’m curious!

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