Pre-1830 style door in the Korns farmhouse, Southampton Township, Somerset County.
Pre-1830 style door in the Korns farmhouse, Southampton Township, Somerset County.
Pre-1830 style door in the Korns farmhouse, Southampton Township, Somerset County. Pre-1830 style door in the Korns farmhouse, Southampton Township, Somerset County.
Pre-1830 style door in the Korns farmhouse, Southampton Township, Somerset County.

Pre-1830 style door in the Korns family farmhouse

These 2008 photo show the north-east entry door in the uninhabited 19th century Southampton Township, Somerset County family farmhouse that belonged to Daniel Korns, Jr., then to John Wilson Korns, then to Allen Korns. As can be seen in the close-up photos, the molding around the panels does not seem to be comprised of separate pieces nailed in place; rather the molding seems to be part of the boards surrounding the panels. This door leads into the dining room in the reduced height section of the house. The interior door frame differs from at least some of the frames of the interior doors.

Nailed in place panel molding is the hallmark of post-1830 doors, and such doors are found as interior doors in this house. This particular door is either an older door than the interior doors, or it was simply made using the older door construction techniques-or the photo is misleading us. I have asked someone to double-check for us, to see if the molding is nailed in place, but I am fairly certain from looking at the photos that it is not.

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