#ThursdayDoors — Face Value




There’s something not quite right about this place.
It’s in good shape, not neglected, but there are no signs of life.
Not so much as a door handle to welcome us.


It is not what it appears to be.
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It’s a utility shed at the park in Algonquin, Illinois.

It marks the spot where the old carriage house was.

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In retrospect, it’s quite sad that I did not takeΒ a good picture of this placard. The Google search led me nowhere.

So let’s all take this building at face value.


#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To see other doors of interest, or to share your own, click the link.

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45 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Face Value

  1. J Walters says:

    How clever of them to do this. Great photo and like the surprise of the 2nd image as you roll through your post.

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  2. I love it! What a crafty facade.

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  3. Benson says:

    Looks like a movie lot. Nice little door front. Very clever.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    I love that first photo! I was going to say that it looks like one of those old west towns that are built up but not really there. It is pretty cool looking. BTW, I frequently take photos of plaques that I can’t read when I go to include them. I get the gist of this one.

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    There are no handles or hinges on those faux doors. This bothers me. If they went to the bother of making pretend doors, then why did they do it half-assed? Makes no sense.

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Good one – thanks for the chuckle. It made me think of those Hollywood-style old-west towns too.
    I always try to get a legible pic of info plaques too, just in case.
    However, Murphy’s law states that whenever my plaque pic is blurry, there’ll be little to nothing found in my online searches about the place πŸ˜€

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  7. You had me fooled at the start, Joey. I was wondering why anyone would have doors with no handles. Even if they are fake doors, they deserve to have their handles – poor things. 😦

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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    Love the surprise/no handle doors! πŸ™‚

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  9. jesh stg says:

    It looks a little like a movie set – no wonder,, when you show what’s behind these “blind” doors:) (that’s how we call them in Holland). Uh, I know the feeling, have done that several times with signs/placards:(

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  10. Reminds me of that “other” town they built in Blazing Saddles.

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  11. marianallen says:

    Let’s sneak in there one night and put hardware on that poor, nekkid door!

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  12. lorriedeck says:

    That’s really neat!

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  13. JT Twissel says:

    Sort of like a backlot in Hollywood!

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  14. Okay, that’s funny. I’m sitting here concentrating on that door with no handles when I move down and have a chuckle. Great one. πŸ™‚

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  15. I agree, it needs handles. But then I wonder: did they at one time have the hardware installed but visitors kept trying to open the faux doors and get right riled up about NOT being able to do that, so the park people said, screw it, Take off the doorknobs, STAT!

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  16. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    When I saw the first image I thought okay this looks like a cowboy-like building, but the second image was a complete twist. Brilliant post.

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  17. Luanne says:

    I like how you set up this post with the surprise!

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  18. A very clever facade! I like the contrast patterns in the wood, and that shadow of the lamp really steals the show.

    Pretty neat find. Now I’m disappointed that April Fool’s Day didn’t fall on a Thurs. this year cause this would have been perfect for it don’t you think? πŸ™‚

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  19. John Holton says:

    Algonquin, Illinois! If you say the name right, the middle syllable goes up your nose…

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  20. darsword says:

    I liked the cut image on the top of the page. It looks like the shadow of a bear on the door on the right. Did you mean to do that? How did you do that? And then when you scroll down you see that the shadow is the silhouette of the lamp. Cool!

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  21. It looks like a facade in a Wild West movie. Funny that the didn’t at least add some semblance of a handle.

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  22. Interesting. Reminds me of the old fronts used for the western towns in movies.

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  23. Very cleverly done, Joey! πŸ™‚

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  24. Cool picture of the “facade”; it was a bit unerving when you see a sign that says Farm “Implements” what the heck kind of impelements do they sell and use on the farm? But you got us good with this post! LOL πŸ™‚

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  25. reocochran says:

    I like this unique Thursday’s Doors response. Hiding a utility shed behind what looks like a movie set storefront is genius. Crazy but fun, Joey. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

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