Since I learned the history of street lighting began with lights on buildings, I have started to collect more building-based lights. This one is unusual because it shows a Star of David on the lamp. It may be because this is a very old synagogue, being the first permanent temple in New Hampshire. Most religious institutions I have seen show no designation on the lamp, such as shown on the second lamp below is from the Second Congregational Church.
This photo is unique in that it shows two completely different decorative streetlights that stand together, one lighted and one not. This combination was observed on Church Street, a pedestrian area.
This light is from the Portland Head Light, which is an historic lighthouse in Port Elizabeth, Maine. It is the first lighthouse that was commissioned by George Washington in 1787.
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