Seattle Electric Company Plant Stairways

The Steam Plant in Georgetown had some amazing stairway photo opportunities.  The site is multiple leveled so the workers could get to all the huge machinery in the building.

The feature photo was one I captured when looking at gauges.  Then I saw light from the big windows at the back of the building was illuminating the stairs and pipes.

Let us take a tour of the stairs in the building.  I am going to show you them in order of my discovery.  We entered the building by the back big door.  Then were directed to the left to circle around into the machinery area on the main floor.  The other option was to take the back stairs up to the second level.  I opted for machinery first.   This photo looks back toward the entrance and combines lots of visual variety.

Machinery, pipes and stairs
Machinery, pipes and stairs

After I wandered around the machinery I decided to take these enclosed stairs.  They wind up and into an office that had old newspaper articles. Having been to Alcatraz years ago I would say this set of stairs was just as spooky. Guess I picked creepy over the back stairs that made me queasy with height phobia.

Speaking of those back stairs that made my fear of heights act up.  Here is a shot of them from the second floor.  I had a hard time overpowering my fear to get close to the rail here.

This area gave me leapaphobia
This area gave me leapaphobia

After I wandered around the boiler area that continued to sustain the creepy feeling, I came upon this set of stairs going up towards the top of the boilers.  To the side were more oven type doors but they were painted red vs the black ones lower on the boilers.

Stairs upward in boiler room
Stairs upward in boiler room

Next when I moved back into the room with the turbines, I looked up behind the control panels and saw this next staircase.  It seemed to be lighted from the roof and I couldn’t tell where it came from or went.  Thus I named it mystery stairs.

Mystery stairs in rooftop distance
Mystery stairs in rooftop distance

Then the last shot I took was of the one at the back of the building.  Full circle was made.

Back of the house stairs to second level
Back of the house stairs to second level

Want more of the Georgetown Steam Plant?  Go to my master post on this subject for the other topics around this historic place.

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