Monday, November 10, 2014

Famous Stair Cases Throughout History

LIC Rail Supplies specializes in home improvements and staircase remodeling. We offer top of the line products including wrought iron décor, wooden balusters, powder coat accessories and more to help add style and sophistication to any part of your home. Below are a few famous staircases that are comprised of these different parts. From simple wooden staircases to dynamic wrought iron staircases, these artistic creations have left their mark for a reason.

Shirley Temple & Bill Bojangles Staircase

The staircase where little Shirley Temple tap-danced her way into our hearts alongside Bill Bojangles in 1953 was designed with different wood components. From wooden steps, wooden rails and wooden handrails rails, this staircase added depth to the movie in a very simple way.

Sound of Music Staircase

The split staircase in the 1965 movie “The Sound of Music” is designed with clean and tasteful railing and wooden handrails. The staircase was featured throughout the movie as the children left their rooms to answer their father’s whistle and line up from oldest to youngest. It is most remembered for the scene when the von Trapp children performed their “Farewell song” at the party before retiring to their rooms for the evening.

The Bradbury Building

This beautifully designed staircase in the historic Los Angeles Bradbury Building has been featured in many movies including ‘500 Days of Summer’. Its unique design of marble stairs with ornate wrought iron railings and beautiful polished oak wood handrails throughout the interior adds a type of elegance to the overall Romanesque feel of the building.

The Titanic Staircase

The Grand Staircase on the Titanic was designed for first-class passengers to use. This very elegant staircase was made of oak wood paneling, bronze cherubs that supported the lamps on the railings and iron banister grillwork and ormolu garlands. Descending five levels down from the boat deck to the F-deck and featured large glass domes for natural light to enter during the days, its design depicted “honor and glory”. 

The Spiral Vatican Staircase

The famous spiral double helix staircase at The Vatican was designed in 1932 and is one of the most photographed in the world. The actual steps of this staircase are somewhere between steps and a ramp. This unique staircase is a combination of 2 separate staircases, one leading upward and the other leading down. It’s clever design is said to represent life itself as it is designed similar to that of a double helical DNA strand.

Transform Your Staircase with LIC Rail Supplies

Hopefully these famous staircases helped bring some creative inspiration to your new staircase remodel! Here at LIC Rail Supplies, we are happy to help you reinvent your staircase. No matter if you want a full wrought iron staircase or a simple and elegant wooden staircase, we will work with you to make your vision a reality. Feel free to email us at with any questions you may have or to place an order. We look forward to transforming your staircase soon!

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