The handles of these doors are made of amber glass.
Since they were put here over 160 years ago, how many times have they been touched?

According to some sources, the doorknob was invented in 1878  but doors have been around for a lot longer than that, and would have needed some way to open them

Although there has been no in-depth study of the history of the doorknob, a society called the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America had its annual conference in August.

These doorknobs are very ornate for a Baptist chapel. But they allow a person walking into the space from the outside to enter into a place of worship and devotion. A person passing through these doors moves from the domestic realm and into the presence of their god.