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From: Cedar & Stone <>
Subject: Re: 2 door houses
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 19:57:57 -0400
Larry and all, I am busy now reading the 9000 entries for historic homes and two
front doors. I never will ask why the Germans had it again! Will send articles
of reference by next week--am finding way too much great history on the sites and
may get side tracked on looking for them 2 doors yet!
Seems the 2 doors custom is a German one brought from Europe and spread to PA,
MD, and VA. Later a few to OH and west.
The 2 front door house I do are only of brick, never stone. I have never seen
any stone on them, but maybe on the ground near the front porch. But there are
many stone ones of German influence in Washington Co MD due to the incidence of
The stone in my name comes from the business I once had (saving family
burial grounds and repairing carved schist tombstones in this area). The cedar
comes from the fact that the Germans brought cedar saplings with them to remember
the old country and cedar trees are around the old family burial sites here in MD
and PA that I used to restore. It was a german custom the everlasting trees or
cedars planted, like the prospect of "everlasting" spirits--sorta like our
ancestors spirits are here or else we would not be pushed so hard to find them in
our genie research!
Will get back to List on this house and doors research when I can. And to think
I always wanted it to be that they were like the old Brethren churches here. Oh
well, German custom is still ok if that is all they are, a carryover from the old
country. Am in the middle of searching down university libraries to find the
articles on German 2 front doored houses!
> Hi 2 Doors,
> Just thought of a question concerning your E-mail address. Does "Stone &
> Cedar" refer to the materials in the doors or does it refer to family names
> or to a published works that might be researched. Just curious.
> Thanks in advance. Larry B.