THE WORLD’S FAIR PARK LAMP

WFpost

This rather plain, prosaic 8-sided park lamppost is somewhat ubiquitous in some parks. It was introduced as a complement, or substitute, to the shorter Type B Henry Bacon lamp, introduced in the 1910s,  that is still very frequently scattered around city parks.

Type B Henry Bacon post

The World’s Fair post is officially Type 2085 in the Department of Transportation manual. It is normally 12 feet tall and does not come with the box base containing electric wiring, as seen here on the bridge crossing Corona Yards.

4/15/14

 


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