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.