The hillside lots of the Eastside are dotted with cracked and broken stairways that seem to go no where, reminders of bungalow courts and apartment houses that were demolished long ago. One of such concrete relic painted a faded shade of green curls its way up an empty Silver Lake hillside on Riverside Drive east of Fletcher Drive, twisting around gnarled trees and climbing up through dried grass and piles of trash. After about five flights of crooked steps covered with leaves and foam cups, the stairway ends near Silver Lake Court, an unpaved street on what was once the path of a Red Car trolley. It’s not clear what this stairway once lead to but now the lot on which it is built is up for sale.
Agent Violet Schmid with Rodeo Reality said that the stairway is located on one of four, contiguous lots that recently went up for sale for $575,000 (the Redfin listing shows prices for individual lots). Two other nearby lots are also for sale.
What’s to become of the stairway if the lots change hands? Since this stairways is not on public property, it’s up to the owner to decide what to do.