Huge Turnout for Historic Stairways Tour

Stairway enthusiasts begin a guided tour of the historic Peru, Walcott, North Alvarado and Corralitas stairs in Silver Lake. (Photo by Howard Petersen)

Nearly 200 enthusiastic stair-steppers turned out early Sunday morning for a private tour of four of Silver Lake’s 52 historic stairways, led by noted author Charles Fleming. The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council’s (SLNC) Green Committee presented the event, with support from the Silver Lake Improvement Association. After the invigorating hike, Green Committee Co-chairs Bob Lisauskas and John Wingler and volunteers presented information about the SLNC’s popular Adopt A Stair program, which helps to preserve, protect, and enhance the landmark stairways.