These Mysterious Home Features Used To Serve A Purpose Centuries Ago

Milk Door: A Tiny Compartment In The Cabinets

If your house has a small cabinet with doors both inside and outside, it might be a milk door. Also called a milk chute, milk doors were built for milkmen to drop in daily milk.

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Like iceboxes, milk doors allowed homeowners to retrieve their daily milk without leaving their homes.Milkmen usually delivered the drinks early in the morning so families could drink milk with breakfast. Sometimes, milkmen would deliver other products such as eggs, cheese, butter, and soft drinks. In the U.S., some families still have milk delivered today.

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