The Lampposts In Central Park Will Help Guide You Home

The Lampposts In Central Park Will Help Guide You Home | @curiositydotcom
Architect Henry Bacon designed these cast iron lampposts in 1907, and included on them some sneaky tricks for finding your way around. Bacon put numbers at the base of each lamppost in the park. The first two or three numbers tell you the closest cross street. The last number at the base tells you which side of town you’re closest to: if the number is odd, you’re on the west side; and if it’s even, you’re on the east. Cool? Absolutely. Practical? Meh, only if your phone’s about to die.

https://curiosity.com/topics/the-lampposts-in-central-park-will-help-guide-you-home-curiosity?utm_source=androidapp

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s