Historic Lamppost Project
Bringing Lamppost History Back
Ever thought about our neighborhood’s logo & street signs? Ever noticed the lamppost?
Oddly enough, most of the streets in the neighborhood do not even have those lampposts. But historic evidence indicates their existence more broadly. Lampposts create a sense of charm and nostalgia for communities all over the world. Our lampposts are uniquely iconic: a visual cue that distinguishes our neighborhood from others.
The Bluff Park Historic Lamppost Project will remove the modern, uncharacteristic ‘cobra’ street lights in the Bluff Park Historic Neighborhood District and replace them with replicas that match the look and pattern of the ornamental late-1920’s lampposts that currently exist only along East 1st Street. The original manufacturer of the vintage East 1st Street lampposts will be used to create the replica installations.
The Project will occur in phases over many years to address the entire District, located between Junipero and Loma and between (but not on) Ocean and Broadway. Phases will be timed based on where residents show the most interest and commitment. The Pilot Demonstration has already been funded and will break ground later this year in 2017 along Paloma Avenue, which is centrally located and serves as a corridor to the Lone Sailor Statue overlooking the bluff to the Pacific Ocean. This will spark excitement and momentum for the next phases!
DRAW & COLOR FOR HISTORY: Artful Fundraiser Held on March 25, 2017
Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Thanks to Our Silent Auction Donors!
Thanks to Our Artists!
Shay Bredimus . John S Culqui . Diane Dixon . Cynthia Evans Danny Heller . Elizabeth McGhee . Taylor Montague . Daena Title . Peter Zokosky
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FUNDING is being provided by personal charitable tax-deductible donations, corporate sponsorships, grants, and fundraiser events. Long Beach Councilwoman Suzie Price and Mayor Robert Garcia support the Project. Many corporations match employee’s gifts to nonprofits such as ours. Let us help explore the options for charitable giving with your employer.
ENGRAVED PLAQUES attached to the newly installed lampposts will recognize significant contributions as an enduring legacy. The currently suggested tax-deductible charitable donation for an engraved name plaque is $1,000 or more.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF LONG BEACH says, “BPNA has resolved to bring vintage lampposts back where they once stood, to enhance their neighborhood’s sense of place, history and camaraderie.”
GRUNION GAZETTE published a cover-page article on Bluff Park Neighborhood Association and its Historic Lamppost Project in the March 9, 2017 edition. Click HERE to read the newspaper article.
LONG BEACH HERITAGE published a feature article on the Project in its Summer 2016 Newsletter. Click HERE to view the article.
JOIN OUR TEAM Meet new people, volunteer, be a part of the Project in a variety of different ways tailored to meet your own interests, skills and schedule.
CHECKS AND ONLINE DONATIONS
CHECKS: Checks should be made payable to BPNA with “Lamppost Project” on the memo line.
CREDIT CARDS : Click on the “Donate” button below, then enter the amount of your donation and full contact information. Please include an explanation in the Comments section. Any amount is most appreciated! Donations of $1,000 or more will be recognized on engraved plaques.
TAX-DEDUCTIBILITY: BPNA operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity under Federal Tax ID # 95-3080429. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
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