A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.
The Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Memorial Hospital opened its doors on April 28, 1977 as the first House in the Chicago area and the second Ronald McDonald House in the world. To date, this House has served more than 25,000 families from all corners of the United States and the world.
Built in the late 1800’s, this House was originally a private home, which was later converted into a convent before it became the Ronald McDonald House. The distinctive woodwork in the entry dating back to the original structure gives the House a truly home-like feel. With 21 bedrooms and immaculately kept lawns and gardens, the House in Chicago’s Lincoln Park community is a special home to many.
This door is a miniature replica of the front door at 622 West Deming Place. It was a real honor to recreate the entry door knowing the history of the house and the thousands that have found shelter under its roof.
80 unique doors will be showcased on two gallery walls in the main public area of the Ronald McDonald House being built in the heart of downtown Chicago near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. The doors are meant to symbolize the philosophy that ” The doors of Ronald McDonald House are always open for you.” To learn more click on the following links:
- About this project: http://www.chrisduhartmaker.com/?p=880
- Wall gallery template: http://www.chrisduhartmaker.com/?p=894
- Slideshow of finished doors: http://www.chrisduhartmaker.com/ronald-mcdonald-house-doors-of-hope-gallery
- Solid oak wood
- Laser cut and etched mirror acrylic
- Vinyl cut lettering