This Ella May Davidson image shows a section of the Second Street Stairs near its crossing of Hazel Street, circa 1915.  The original stairs were a haphazard wood structure running next to the Wilson pipeline.  This shallow section was a mix between stairs and a ramp.

Ella May lived in a house just west of here at 224 Serpentine.  That house still exits.  Many of her images are taken at a house just east of the stairs on Hazel.  It’s my suspicion that was where her father Charles Davidson lived, but I haven’t verified that.

You can review my research on the history of the stairs here.

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