October 19, 2018
POCATELLO — A local woman’s Facebook post has spurred a community movement to restore a historic Pocatello landmark, known in the area as the “Stairway to Heaven.”
Linda Jacobson said she has lived directly across from the “Stairway to Heaven,” a flight of stone stairs set into the side of a hill on South Lincoln Avenue, for years. She has watched people use them for exercise, photography and more.
“These stairs are very, very active, and so many people love them and enjoy them,” Jacobson said
The stairs, which now appear to be leading nowhere, once ended at a dance hall called the Hillcrest Ballroom. According to “Pocatello Portrait: The Early Years, 1878-1928,” by H. Leigh Gittins, the dance hall was built in or around the fall of 1920. Pocatello residents say it burned down sometime after World War II. More at Idaho State Journal