In the mean time, how about a tour of the rest of the house?
There were two major reasons we bought our row house. One: it was 'move in-able.' We could live there comfortably without too much fussing around. This was a requirement for one of us (Not me. Because I didn't know any better.)
The second reason we bought our Holyoke Home? The house's original details were largely intact and amazing. In fact, one of the first details we noticed is featured in our logo (at the top of this page!) - the original brass door hardware on the living room french doors. Beyond the french doors, in room after room, were were amazed to find the original door hardware throughout. Hinges, latches, knobs, pulls and plates. They were all there.
There is a very distinct three-level hierarchy of door hardware, with the fanciest (of course) appearing in the foyer and front rooms:
A still pleasant pull on the bedroom and bathroom doors, this time without a brass knob.
And a still smaller pattern on all the bedroom closet doors.
Does anyone have any guesses or suggestions on dating brass hardware?