The impact of time

The impact of time

 

Central Staircase

A beautiful run of lannon stone stairs takes visitors down the bluff to the beach and Lake Michigan. Built around 1930 as part of a WPA project, they have held up quite well. However, several sections have been impacted by natural erosion, canting the steps to a degree many find difficult to navigate. Long section of railings are failing or decayed, again to a point where it is impacting how people use the park.

 
Central Staircase, 1929

Central Staircase, 1929

Our goal is to renovate the stairs so they last another 70 + years. About a quarter of the staircase, at the top are slanted and will need to to jacked up for new concrete poured to correct the height of the steps. A parks approved contractor will straighten and level 106 steps, replacing 3 entirely, remove old railings and replace 70 posts with railings and hardware.

Estimated Project Budget: $40,500


Help restore this lovely staircase.

Help restore this lovely staircase.