There is nothing additional added, it is perhaps just localized language but the lattice work attached to the poles are as AFAIK "fan trellises" I know no other name for them.
A fine name it is.
I looked up 'trellis'. It's one of those words that's quite familiar, but when I think about it I realize I don't really know what it means. What unites the structures called 'trellises' with one another, and divides them from other plant-supporting structures? The answer turns out to be lattice work. Trellises come in a great variety of designs, but they all have lattice work.
I couldn't find a definition of 'arbor pole', but I found some pictures, and non of them have lattice work. I think the Esquire
writer didn't know the correct term.
I will take a drive by there ASAP to familiarize myself again with the specifics.
Would you take some pictures and post them? If you don't want to bother with posting them yourself, you can send them to me and I will post them on my Flickr page.
I would also like to know if the sidewalk between RATL and Colonial Village has been torn up, as the Esquire
article seems to suggest.
IMO The only people using that route as a shortcut are headed toward "Colonial Apartments".
As I've said before, I think it's used mainly by people whose route includes the part of RVC south of 1460. For such a route, 1460/1510 is the shortest way to go to and from Oregon Ave. west of the complex.
Sierra McLendon, in the interview linked in the first post of this thread, said people used 1460/1510 to get to Oregon Ave. She is the only on-the-record source that I know of, regarding the shortcut.