From the Winter 2017 Preservation Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation by Katharine Keane.
The city of Austin, Texas, has long been associated with its 19th century Moonlight Towers, a precursor of modern-day streetlights, only much more impressive. Many U.S. cities had them, but only those in Austin remain.
AT A GLANCE
HEIGHT: Roughly 160 feet
WEIGHT: About 5,000 pounds
MATERIAL: Rust-proof wrought iron made by the Star Iron Company