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Bertz
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Post Number: 84
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 3:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

17 of Detroit's Moonlight towers still in service.

http://steelbuildingshq.com/mo onlight-towers/
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Detroitej72
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 3:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where? I only see Austin mentioned.
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Mikeg
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 4:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the article
quote:

In 1894, the City of Austin purchased 31 used lighting towers from Detroit.

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Mbr
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 4:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"In 1894, the City of Austin purchased 31 used lighting towers from Detroit. A single tower cast light from six carbon arc lamps, illuminating a 3000 foot (920 meters) radius circle brightly enough to read a watch."

They are in Austin, originally from Detroit.
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Detroitej72
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 4:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks. I misunderstood and though they ment still in operation in Detroit.
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Luckycar
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 4:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The kids climb these,while stoned,in the movie Dazed and Confused."Beer bust at the moon towers,you should come,everyone gonna be there."
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Tsomyak
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 5:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've lived in Austin since 1980 and never realized that these were purchased from Detroit. Nice to know there's a little bit of Detroit history around here!
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Big_baby_jebus
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Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 10:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well... those are ugly.
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 2:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know where these use to stand when they were in Detroit?
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Mauser765
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 4:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

campus martius had one
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Retroit
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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That one at Campus Martius was right on the corner (the curb actually!) of Michigan and Woodward, in front of the old City Hall.
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Dianeinaustin
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Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 12:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Big Baby, they might be ugly to you but to those of us who have lived under their lights they aren't. And now that I know they are from Detroit they are really special. I can brag about them being from my hometown.

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