Wednesday, August 29, 2012


1. What counts as one staircase?

To me, as long as you do NOT have to cross a street to get to the next staircase, that is one staircase; no matter how long it maybe or if they go both up and down like Loma Vista.

Staircases that intersect like the Fairbanks/Montana staircases in Echo Park, I consider them two separate staircases.

Whether you agree or disagree with this definition is fine. If you have a different definition of what counts as a stair case, great. If you want to break up a long staircase and call it two staircases, knock yourself out. I don't really care to debate something so stupid. So please don't email me or send comments about the definition of a staircase.

2. How do you name staircases?

Most are named after either the street they start at or end up on. For example, Silver Lake Blvd to Occidental, is just named Occidental.

3. Step counts.  Most of the step counts are based from Fleming's Secret Stairs book.  If he was off by one or two steps, who cares?  But, I did find two step counts that were way off; the Edendale steps in Walk #26- Fleming lists this having 134 steps, but the actual step count is 147.  The Entrada Dr. to Mabery Rd. stairs in Walk #40, Fleming lists that as 169 steps, when it is 79 steps.