Funeral doors

While rambling through Ridley Creek State Park, I came across some ruins with a sign describing the house that once stood there. This house had a "funeral door" on the second floor. This door was used when tenants died in their beds, since their caskets wouldn't fit down the narrow stairwell.  

I haven't decided which is more disturbing: that this happened with enough frequency to warrant an architectural feature, or the image of a door leering over its home's occupants, waiting for them to make it useful.  

Creepy, right? 

Creepy, right?