BLOOMINGTON--A long time resident is working to keep the past burning bright in his neighborhood.
The lights are located in Harwood Place.
Some say the 1920's lamps make the street glow with history.
But recently some of the lights have gone out, and the parts are no longer manufactured.
Residents don't want them replaced with modern street lamps.
Recently the city removed similar street lights from another Bloomington neighborhood for a sewer project.
Resident David Beich wants to see if the parts in those lights can be used to replace the ones on his street.
"You have to preserve your history," said Beich. "Whether it's architecture history or photography or whatever it is. To me, if you want to know where you're going, you have to know where you came from."
The city says the old lighting standard no longer meets today's requirements.
It's not sure if the bulbs in the other neighborhood's street lamps even work anymore.