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Last Castiron Twin-Lamper at Rockaway & Brookville Boulevards
Photo Gallery: Secondary Road Scenes

looking south looking north
Rockaway Blvd., looking southeast bound on the left, northwest bound on the right, around the Brookville Blvd. intersection. Still hanging on by a thread, on a half disintegrating base, in this 1992 shot, was the last surviving 1920-30's style twin lamp cast-iron pole on Rockaway Blvd., missing it's top finial and listing badly to the south. It's matching cuplights no longer worked.
It has since disappeared, almost certainly knocked off by one 18 wheeler too many, of the hundreds of thousands of 18 wheelers, and millions of total vehicles, this once proud sentinel watched pass by for well over half a century.

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