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Spiral staircase
13-JUN-2008 © Copyright - Pat D. Hemlepp

Spiral staircase

Harrodsburg, Ky. view map

The Trustee House at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., near Harrodsburg, includes twin spiral staircases, an unusual
feature for a Shaker structure. According to the National Register of Historic Places website: "This atypical, romantic
expression of design was relatively unknown in the realm of Shaker architecture. Devoid of advanced tools with which
to craft and bend the wood, (Micajah) Burnett (who designed and built most of the building on the site in the early
1800s) and his workers were able to seamlessly wind the cherry rails up three flights of stairs." This image was
shot looking down from the third floor. Two additional images of the spiral staircases are below.

Many structures in the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, a National Historic Landmark, have been restored and are
used as an inn for lodging. I'll be posting additional images from Shaker Village to my Shaker Village gallery in the coming days.

The official website for Shaker Village is .
A good history of the site is on Wikipedia:,_Kentucky .

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Long Bach Nguyen20-Jun-2016 14:41
fabulous composition
Petros Labrakos12-Jun-2016 13:43
superb work (V)
GFatone05-Nov-2015 13:51
great POV VV
GeneWard19-Sep-2015 02:03
Stunning! V
Pat22-May-2014 14:49
Great picture of this fantastic staircase. V
Sam Rua26-May-2013 14:07
Fantastic comp. Well done all around. V
Ashley Hockenberry11-Mar-2013 12:59
Superb !
Frank Wilson07-Mar-2011 04:30
I got down on the floor and shot UP from a prone position. I see now I missed a great view by staying on the first floor. Great work here Pat!
Dave Hodges07-Dec-2009 04:02
I feel dizzy! What a great staircase and image!!!
Brinn MacDougall13-Jan-2009 22:02
All of the staircases are just outstanding..V
Olivier Buttigieg12-Dec-2008 13:57
nice house and staircase
Herb Knufken25-Jun-2008 17:23
Nice image
Michael Shpuntov25-Jun-2008 17:17
Wonderful image. Vote
dineman25-Jun-2008 15:26
Gorgeous image nice work Well done !!
adagiobiagio25-Jun-2008 15:26
kingshill25-Jun-2008 11:56
Beautiful image.
Guest 25-Jun-2008 11:36
I used to go to Shaker Village as a kid with my parents. That 10-22 is perfect for these kids of shots. Did you hand hold them?
William Tockes25-Jun-2008 11:10
Wounderful image.