I can imagine how it was regarded when it was built almost 150 years ago
Gals back then weighed a lot less than gals today, LOL! Still, nice work. Story has it some carpenter showed up when it was heard they need a staircase, built it for free, and disappeared. Some think it might have been the one who was the reason the church was there in the first place.....
I'd like to see some close ups of it.
I imagine the stringers composed of steam bent sections that are joined end to end.
Maybe with vertically oriented finger joints that are doweled.