Loretto Chapel Staircase, Santa Fe, NM A masterpiece—and mystery—of woodworking, this spiral structure is entirely self-supporting, without any central column to provide stability and with wooden pegs instead of nails.
Stairway to Heaven — The Loretto Chapel in Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico contains a staircase that is an architectural marvel. The staircase, built between 1877 and makes two turns, has no visible means of support, and contains no glue or na
Loretto Chapel-Santa Fe, NM - At the end of the Old Santa Fe Trail stands the Loretto Chapel. Inside the Gothic structure is the staircase referred to as miraculous, inexplicable, marvelous and is sometimes called St.