The Trustee House at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., near Harrodsburg, includes twin spiral staircases, an unusual
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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 http://www.shakervillageky.org .
A good history of the site is on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Hill,_Kentucky .