Pull the inside casing off the door and measure the size of the opening. Measure left to right and top to bottom of the rough opening. Also measure the how thick the wall is. Take these measurements along with a picture of the current door/opening to where ever you would like to purchase the door from. They will make sure that you get a door that fits the opening.
Unfortunately I think the plaster and the metal cornerbead will probably all have to get knocked out. It's likely got wire lathe behind it, reinforcing those rounded corners. You will probably be ahead of the game if you just plan on scoring the wall 2 - 3 or so around the perimeter of the corner bead with a grinder and diamond blade and plan on covering that cut edge with some nice new 4 poplar trim with a 1 backbanding, or something that fits the style of the period. If you are ordering wood windows remember to take into account the entire wall thickness, including plaster. You will want to build a poly enclosure around each window, using Zipwall poles or similar, wear a respirator and have a box fan or exhaust fan to blow the dust out the window. The wife will want to kill you by the time it's all over. A sawzall will make less dust but you will go through a bazillion blades and run a greater risk of cracking the plaster and pulling/beating large chunks off the wall as you cut. A grinder has none of those risks... it just makes a ton of dust. Having someone hold a 2 1/2 shop vac hose (with paper dust bag installed) as you grind will help some.
Thanks XSleeper! I had a feeling I was going to be in for a project. I'm waiting till next summer to begin, and I wanted to do some planning. Plus I am doing some interior wall work and all the door ways are trimmed out the same way. It's a nice 70's look, but its time to go. Thank god my wife appreciates the work we put into it.
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