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Main Street Lighting and Design

Main Street LightingAcross the country, cities and towns are restoring and revitalizing their images to create a safer, more attractive, and more appealing environment for residents, visitors, and businesses. The Main Street program has led this initiative — encouraging planners and engineers to focus on historic preservation as they choose the designs and products for these revitalizing efforts.

Union Metal supports towns and cities by producing the high-quality main street lighting solutions in its Nostalgia Series. This collection of lighting and signage poles includes decorative and antique designs dating back to the early 1900s. In fact, many cities and towns are currently installing decorative lighting using the exact same design molds that Union Metal created for them nearly a century ago!

Working closely with the National Main Street Center, Union Metal updates these designs to meet modern standards, restrictions, and strength/corrosion resistance expectations. This successful blending of up-to-date technology and authentic “old-world” designs enables Main Street communities to create distinct and enjoyable environments.

Street Lighting on Traffic LightHistorical Archives

In the interest of helping communities find the right main street lighting solution, Union Metal has a Historical Archive which serves as a valuable resource to city planners, historical societies and other specifiers. These comprehensive records identify over 4000 cities that installed Union Metal poles prior to 1930. Through the Archives, city planners can determine the exact poles that were previously in place, and can order brand-new poles based on these designs for their current revitalization efforts.

Most Historical Archive listings include the original order quantity and Union Metal catalog number. Photography of the site is included where available.

Street Lighting With BannerA Full Range of Lighting Solutions

In addition to the Nostalgia Series, Union Metal designs and manufactures a vast selection of lighting and signage poles for a variety of applications. All our products are engineered for durability, wear and corrosion resistance, and visual appeal. We begin with the highest-quality materials for our steel and aluminum designs, and fabricate poles and supports that meet your specifications and exceed your expectations for a number of applications, including:

Traffic Control | Street Light Poles | Architectural Area Lighting | High Mast Lighting | Sports and Stadium Lighting | Cellular Towers and Telecommunication | Poles | Custom Structures | Catenary / Light Rail | Distribution


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Main Street Revitalization