This old 1920s picture of the back of the Oaklands always confused me, because I
This old 1920s picture of the back of the Oaklands always confused me, because I couldn’t see a back door. I could see a collapsing tin roof shed in the lower left, old cars parked willie-nillie and a sad elmtry trying to survive. When we took off the 1950s back door, it was confirmed that there was a back door, set lower, with steps down to the basement and up to the first floor. On the picture of the door removed you can see smooth bricks up 3/4 of the way and then broken bricks which were above the header. The door must have been a foot or more below grade. Maybe that’s why I can’t see it in the picture from the 20s.