Do you know anything about this streetlight at the corner of Chestnut Street and Spruce Street in Beacon Hill?
It has the street name on one of the glass panels. In Penny's weekly Beacon Hill Times Attention to Detail newspaper column, she gives readers a close up photo of a clue in the neighborhood. They have a week to figure out where that detail appears and the answer is in the next week's paper along with a tidbit of information about the building or item shown. She also invites readers to suggest details to use.
Recently, a Beacon Hill Times reader submitted the location of this light and asked, ”Do you have any history or know if there are/were other lamp posts with signage like this?”
Even a call to Dave Rooney, the man in City Hall who knows the most about street lights, did not solve the mystery. So, Penny tossed the question out to the newspaper readers, but so far no one has responded.
Now, we're tossing the question to the BostonZest community. If you have information about this street lamp or know of others like it, add a comment here, send it to us on twitter, or send us an email.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2014 Penny & Ed Cherubino