There are at least three kinds of street lampposts that were first installed during the middle to late 1920s. The most common type is the concrete standard with a fluted post and an acorn-shaped light fixture. This standard was placed on major streets as well as within some residential neighborhoods (the districts of Barranca, Brookdale Heights, Jacaranda/Malvern/Brookdale, Wicket Square and West Whiting.) A similar type standard is now being used for public street lighting on all nonarterial streets within the City’s original townsite.
Two types of distinctive metal lampposts are found along several streets within the Skyline Park and Upper Golden Hill districts. Installed by the developers of these subdivisions in the 1920s, these light fixtures were an important part of the promotion of the district, which competed with other developing areas at the same type.