The five-globe Llewellyn? A photo history of L.A. streetlight design since 1882
The city of Los Angeles on Thursday announced the winner of its design competition for a new standard streetlight to be rolled out next year. The design, an elegant entry named “Superbloom,” represents the first major revamp of the standard L.A. streetlight since the 1950s.
The city has more than 220,000 streetlights in more than 400 designs. Here is a brief photographic history of some of the classic and most interesting ones. The photos are courtesy of Water and Power Associates’ Mulholland-Scattergood Virtual Museum, whose “Early Los Angeles Streetlights” gallery features more than 300 images, including rare glimpses of a young L.A.
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