(Opening soon)IN 1925, BEHIND THIS DOOR…This was the entry circa 25-42 for deliveries. The “backdoor” you would slip in to play the slots, poker & drink. This was the door that the madame Anna Peck kept locked unless she was expecting you. (There’s also a trap door in the floor from above). You didn’t come to this door unless you were delivering “supplies” for the hotel.After this post, nobody will notice, care, or know about what went into restoring this entry. But all the details matter to us, so we want to tell their story at least once :* The security grill was welded by Pug, an elderly East Troy blacksmith who works in his dad’s metal shop, where he began learning the trade when he was 4yrs old..* The door was pulled out of an old jail in Madison.* The shutters came from a PA 1890s house (with patina you can only earn by years of weather)*The padlock is prohibtiona era. (Used to lock proprietors out of their own establishments after a raid)* The PRIVATE gold leaf lettering, deadstock 1940s.* Zwick in Chicago made the period blind, Quality Since 1930″* 4th-gen Gallagher Tent matched the awning from a 49s photo found here* No Admittance sign is antiqueSince we became listed on the National Register of Historic Places, weve been trying to piece history back together. It’s more time & money-consuming to try to tell the story of the past – we tell it through objects. (Doorknobs & blinds. Fabric & hinges).NEXT WEEK, WERE OPENING THIS DOOR. To be our stockroom to display/pull/pack/ship for our new online campstore. It will be filled with all the stories of a different time.We dont have a shingle to hang, or hours of operation – sorry, were not open to walk ins. But if youre a guest here, you can find the door by walking past the lodge entrance, follow the wall along the side of the old servants quarters, to the back. Hang a left, look for the PRIVATE sign.Knock twice.Well pull the blind, see who you are. And then let you in. Maybe ; )–To test our gut, we shared diff designs – comments were unanimous to go with this one. (Just stay true to who you are. Dont try to be like something youre not). #goodadvice