Restoration of the Barkschat Lamp Posts
The original street lights, which were first installed in the mid-1920s, were fluted, cast-concrete columns with Mediterranean-style floral embellishments and were topped with acorn-shaped glass globes. Over the years, the posts had fallen apart and the glass globes had been destroyed. With the support of the residents of Lake Elsinore, the City Council budgeted money for the restoration of the posts and worked closely with residents and the historical society to ensure that the design of the new posts matched the original lamp posts. They used a 1920s photograph taken during a regatta at the lake to re-create the lampposts. In 2007, the last of the 17 posts were installed on the northeast side of Lakeshore Drive.