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The History of Union Metal Streetscape Lighting

In the early 20th century, Union Metal supplied over 4,400 American towns and cities with their first electric light poles and streetscape lighting. Many of the original installations are still in service today, and we are still manufacturing these same original historical families of lamp posts years after Union Metal's first ornamental lamp post installation.

Historical Archive

Our Historical Archive contains records of many of our installations throughout the 1900's. This archive of original drawings and installation photographs showcases Union Metal's rich history and extensive experience in streetscape lighting. Available to city planners, Main Street groups, and historical societies as a reference source in their planning of renovation projects, the Historical Archive is an invaluable tool to the preservation of downtown areas and main streets. Let us preserve your city's heritage by identifying and recreating the lamp posts installed in your city and complement your lighting installation with our matching ornamental traffic poles.

Contact us to look up your city's streetscape lighting heritage and we will supply you with an original drawing or photo of the poles installed in your town for the period of 1906-1930. Additionally, browse our photo gallery to view photos of Union Metal installations throughout the past century. You can also learn more about our vast array of products, 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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