Classic Brookline Street Signs
Street Name Sign Types

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Emerson St at Waverly St Sign

Emerson St at Waverly St Sign

Classic 1937 design cast-aluminum sign.

  • Raised border and letters.
  • Uses small-caps for lower case letters.
    (The “lower case” letters are actually slightly smaller capital letters.)
  • Street type is same size as name and is followed by period.
  • Extremely durable.
Beresford Rd at Arlington Rd Sign

Beresford Rd at Arlington Rd Sign

Classic street signs are mounted on a round post in one of two ways:

  • End mounted on a capped post (above left).
  • Center mounted above the post (left).
Cedar Rd at Laurel Rd Sign

Cedar Rd at Laurel Rd Sign

First generation new sign.

  • Thin flat sign.
  • Round corners and painted border.
  • Larger letters but similar typeface (no small-caps).
  • Visible reflective prisms in background.
  • Easily bent, flexes in strong winds.
  • Square “industrial” post.
Allerton St at High St Sign

Allerton St at High St Sign

Second generation new sign.

  • Reinforced borders with square corners.
  • Reflective prisms in background less noticable in daylight.
  • Tall width-compressed typeface.
  • Half height street type with no period.
  • More durable than first generation signs.
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Street Name Sign Types

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