A commenter named Jamie fills in the details on this “Stairway To Nowhere” — which also appears to include a ramp — found on the corner of 18th and Ashland streets in the Heights. Blogger Viula of The Heights Life, who snapped the photo, is curious about where the stairs came from:
“They really struck me as part of a time gone by in the Heights,” she writes.
And what a time it was! Reports Jamie:
They were put up about a year or two ago and they led to a temporary building that was set up to help sell condos across the street in the empty lot. The developer was never . . . able to pre-sell enough condos to fund the project, so they nixed the development, removed the temporary building, and left the stairs (and the crumbled sidewalk from moving the building).
- A Heights Snapshot: Stairs to Nowhere [The Heights Life]
Photo: The Heights Life