Best Hinges

Texas Capitol Gift Shop

Cast from the behemoth hinges adorning the State Capitol since 1888, these hinges might not fit the scale of today's homes, but that's okay; they're so substantial, they make great bookends. The Capitol Gift shop only sells non-operable sets -- along with doorknobs and Seal of Texas paperweights -- but if you've got the caliber of doors in your house that can justify these beauties, working pairs can be ordered from the manufacturer in Bryan at 800/488-4662.

Capitol Visitors Center
112 E. 11th, 512/305-8400

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