Pagoda’s Last Stand

Lake and Nelson avenues
The city’s last surviving pagoda-style 4-way signal, located on the right, directs traffic on the Fourth of July, 2002. It and the bracketed Marbelite signal face replacement soon. These signals managed to avoid the signal repaint that took place in 1979. In fact, the pagoda signal received new visors around 1980.

A closeup

This signal, like other signals from the Class of 1966, received the magnifying lens for the red light in 1976. We are unsure about the manufacturer of the signal, and when it was manufactured, but it might be from Marbelite and from the 1960s.


The signals that defined a generation. They now face replacement, by the Class of 2002.

An interesting history here.

Almost the same age as the high school.