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.