Newark, NJ has installed some new faux-retro streetlights in its downtown area recently, but unfortunately, that’s served as the death knell for several grand old cast iron specimens along Market Street along Cabrini Park, just east of Newark’s Penn Station. These poles were irreplaceable; I’m just glad I found out about them before the unavoidable demolitions.
Here’s another design. Further down Market Street, where the new poles weren’t installed, there are a few old iron posts still there, but with scrollwork a bit tamer than this. I’ll have to walk down Market Street soon to chronicle them before they’re put in the scrap heap too.