5th Avenue Original Castiron Twin Lamp
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closeupThis was one of 5th Avenue's original twin-lamp poles from the turn of the century, as it stood in 1983. It's distinguishable from the 1920-30's versions, by it's shorter masts and the big globe in the center, between the masts. At the time this was taken, it had a Landmark placard on it. It still had it's depression era incandescent Bell fixtures. Vehicles don't respect placards, however, and this has since disappeared. I'm told by a friend that it's base still stands, devoid of it's once proud pole.

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