This is Merriam-Webster's second definition, when vintage is used as an adjective...": of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic."
I don't do much night photography, but I was fortunate to spend a dark night with several members from the 365 Picture Today Creative Team and community members learning some tips and techniques. This "vintage" house was sitting in pitch black. Armed with cameras, tripods, and flashlights, we set out to photograph it. With a helper or two, success was much easier than I thought it would be.
Find a vintage building, the darker the night, the better. Take along a friend and some bright flashlights. Your camera on a tripod is a must! Settings: ISO 100-200, aperture f8-f11, shutter speed 30 seconds. Wave the flashlights to illuminate your subject. Because you are using a long shutter speed, it is not necessary for the entire building to be lit simultaneously. Take a test shot and adjust as necessary, beginning with adjusting shutter speed.