Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Beautiful Street Lights Used to Glow in Irvington

As this photo can attest, Irvington used to have really beautiful streetlights.  This picture was taken in 1968 and shows not only the light but 27 South Downey Avenue as well.  John and Dorothy Thompson lived in the home then.  I have included a nice shot of the interior of the home also taken in 1968. The woman in the photo is Dorothy Thompson.

I can only imagine how lovely the neighborhood must have looked with these streetlights.  The Pleasanton section of Irvington still retains the beautiful lights.  The historic images are courtesy of Sue Thompson.


  1. Hello,

    Nice Post!These Street lights offer better vision and safety for the night travelers, also give protection from the anti social elements like thieves or burglars. It also help the traffic policeman on duty at night. Thanks.

    Street Lighting

  2. Thanks, maybe someday we shall have these glorious lights back on every street....