Shaker’s Staircase

This one of my favorite photos. The simplicity of the lines and the lighting from above highlight the skills of the builders. This elegant spiral staircase is one of two in the Trustee’s House (1839) built by the Shakers in Shaker Village of Pleasent Hill. The two staircases stand mirroring each other ascending three storiesContinue reading “Shaker’s Staircase”

Spiral Staircase in Shaker Village of Pleasent Hill

One of a pair of spiral staircases in the Trustee’s Guest House in Shaker Village of  Pleasent Hill in Kentucky. The Trustees’ Office and Guest House, built in 1839-1841 by Micajah Burnett, housed the offices of the legal and financial leaders of the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, and provided lodging to traveling Shakers. TheContinue reading “Spiral Staircase in Shaker Village of Pleasent Hill”

Spiral Staircase

I always liked this scene of the back door to a local hunt club. The lower level is a living room area with a large fireplace in the center. The spiral staircase leads up to a children’s playroom. The front of the property is on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River and the clubhouse isContinue reading “Spiral Staircase”