The Legend Behind the ‘Miraculous Staircase’

Loretto Chapel’s floating staircase

Image: Stairway to Heaven via iStock

InIn 1878, the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was nearly complete. However, the architect, Projectus Mouly, died before finishing the building. His passing led to one major problem. There was no way to access the choir loft twenty-two feet above the floor of the church.

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