The Owls Head Sewage Treatment Plant, on the outskirts of beautiful Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is accessible by roads from Bay Ridge Avenue (69th Street) and from the Belt Parkway. The plant had always had species of oddball lampposts on its roads — this photo is from the 1940s, and these posts, which resemble the ones on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, were in turn replaced by another set of lamps utterly unlike the regular-issue octagonal shafted poles in NYC streets. Those, too, disappeared in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The plant continues to stink up the area when the wind is right.
Photo from NYC Municipal Archives, which has gotten wise to the antics of folks like your webmaster, who can manipulate the html to produce high quality pictures, and added watermarks.