LIGHTING OUR WORLD
6TH APRIL 2011
In between the shopping and the eating take a close look at South Granville’s street lights. Along with more modern poles there are a number of surviving older poles that feature a classical base and ornate covers for the bolts holding the pole to the sidewalk. Look closer and you will find the logo for the Union Metal Company cast into the base. This Ohio-based company has been making street lights since 1907, coincidently the same year South Granville was officially named.
Our poles are from the 1930s and the style can still be found in the company’s catalogues today.