Friday, January 30, 2015

Double Doors

Old church buildings, including the Waterloo United 

Methodist Church shown here, often have two doors at the 

entrance.  More than a century ago, when this church house 

was built, it was the custom for women and men to enter

different doors and sit on different sides of the building.

Some say it was an "appreciation of the natural order", while

others say it was a safeguard against temptation.

I'm thinking they probably appreciated having two sets of doors to keep open during the humid Alabama summers before air conditioning was invented.