Saturday, February 23, 2013
During one of my visits to the museum, I stopped to chat with one of the guards, who was seated at the top of the stairs. While talking to him, I happened to look to my right and saw this staircase spiraling down to the first floor. I had just come up these same stairs but it never occurred to me to look down when I got to the top. This Georgian brick manor house was built in 1904, and then modified in 1917 by Charles Frick, whose father was one of the founders of U.S. Steel. This oval staircase with turned balusters winds up to the third floor and is an absolute marvel of woodworking.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:23 PM