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Moonlight towers: light pollution in the 1800s

Moonlight towers: light pollution in the 1800s

The Complete Guide to Austin Moon Towers

The Complete Guide to Austin Moon Towers

Austin’s 17 remaining towers are the only moontowers in the world that are still operable (photo courtesy of Andy Mattern).

Austin’s 17 remaining towers are the only moontowers in the world that are still operable (photo courtesy of Andy Mattern).

In the last decade of the nineteenth century, Austin erected 31 moonlight towers

In the last decade of the nineteenth century, Austin erected 31 moonlight towers

One of the 17 original "Moonlight" towers still in operation. 31 towers were installed in 1895 using carbon arc lamps. Austin is the only city in the US to still have operating towers.

One of the 17 original "Moonlight" towers still in operation. 31 towers were installed in 1895 using carbon arc lamps. Austin is the only city in the US to still have operating towers.

#MoonlighTower - Google Search

#MoonlighTower - Google Search

The Alamo, roughly 1890. You can't see it in this photo, but directly to the right at this time there was a saloon.

The Alamo, roughly 1890. You can't see it in this photo, but directly to the right at this time there was a saloon.

View Down Congress Avenue in Austin 1901

View Down Congress Avenue in Austin 1901

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