Monday, September 8, 2008

Silver Lake Ave. Public Staircase

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 8, 2008. Silver Lake Ave. staircase between the Red Car Property and Lake View Ave. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Silver Lake Ave. public staircase is one of the most popular in the neighborhood. Originally built to serve the India St. Stop of the Pacific Electric Red Car Trolley, the staircase also links the community together. It provides pedestrian access between Silver Ridge Ave, Lake View Ave. and Allesandro Elementary School. The staircase also serves as a link in a vital recreational trail for the community.

As with the section of stairs just below the Red Car Property, neighbors planted the City owned right-of-way defensively and actively keep the staircase clean.