December 26, 2017 – “Two bulbs … two years.” That’s how architect Emily Little describes the circuitous and eventually rewarding efforts to reilluminate the 1928 stone gateposts at Barton Springs Pool. On a recent November night, a crowd of about 100 supporters of the Barton Springs Conservancy, a nonprofit advocacy group, gathered with sparklers in hand around the sturdy posts to witness them light up for the first time in decades.

Out of the darkness: Two Barton Springs Lights Back on for First Time in Decades