And this same ladder now leads to a much larger access door
to the roof.
By the way, the red ladder in the rear of this picture is a
modern day fiberglass
ladder. Counting the rungs of this ladder shows the attic to be about 18 ft.
This and the next two pictures are showing the other end of
the attic. The
stairway access is just to the right of the yellow ladder.
Construction workers are a messy species, aren't they?
The original access to Upper School's attic was in a closet
in one of the third floor's classrooms. For
some reason in my mind it was in either Mrs. Law's (Language) class room or
Mrs. Watson's (Science)
room. You had to just about use a 6 or 8 foot A frame ladder to climb
through it. Of course when I
accessed it, there were no ladders anywhere in Upper School, so I improvised
by retrieving a 4 legged
classroom desk from another classroom and used a teacher's chair on top of
the desk. I was short
about 18 inches to reach the access panel...no problem here...I found a
yardstick to slide the access
panel over and voila, access to the attic. Next, was a good jump to catch
the edge of the entrance
and climb over.
The remainder of this adventure, some of you may have already
read on this
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