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New lights up in one Lafayette neighborhood

Mike Loizzo
WBAA Radio

The Saint Mary’s neighborhood in Lafayette has completed a 14 year effort to get historic looking street lighting.

The process began in 1999 and the Washington-style lights were installed on Columbia Street in 2000.  However, neighborhood association president Ann Ginda says there were delays in buying the fixtures for South Street.

“But we’re very happy and pleased that now both of the main streets in our neighborhood are flanked with the beautiful, historic period lighting.”

A federal Community Development Block Grant paid for the $87,938 project. The 23 decorative lights are on South Street from 9th to Main.

“We believe with our neighborhood being the gateway into historic, downtown Lafayette, it’s a perfect complement to our neighborhood,” Ginda says.

“St. Mary’s is actually on the (national) registry of historic neighborhoods and the street lighting adds to the historical character of our neighborhood.”

Credit Mike Loizzo / WBAA Radio
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The Washington-style light fixtures on South Street are similar to those on Columbia Street, which were installed in 2000.