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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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Old Photos USA

We have probably all seen old photos of New York City but what about the rest of the country?



San Francisco 1945



Philadelphia 1935
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Old December 15th, 2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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Philadelphia is hot.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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Old December 15th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #4
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Dallas 1939


1951


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Old December 16th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #5
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Old December 16th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #6
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wilmington, delaware

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1945



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Old December 16th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #7
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Detroit

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Old December 16th, 2005, 09:09 PM   #8
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Some pics from a thread about old Miami pictures:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=290672

Before the downown neighborhoods were gashed by freeways:

Miami 1930





1927


Compare those with this pic from 1970's where the freeways are built and many old buildings were torn down to build parking lots (luckily the parking lots have become the Wachovia Tower, the BOA, and now Met1,2,&3)

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Try again Houston 1949

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Old December 16th, 2005, 10:57 PM   #11
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Annapolis

1906




1904




Ye ole Naval Academy




1914 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., before it became your worst nightmare at rush hour


The massive skyline on the right.


1920


1937


1948 Clay Street (a not so good area even today)


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Old December 17th, 2005, 02:18 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maconahey
Dallas 1951



Look at all those people in Dallas, it looks like Main Street but I am just guessing...
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Old December 17th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #14
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Minneapolis:
1940s


1954


1979

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Old December 17th, 2005, 04:51 AM   #15
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Lansing,MI:

Michigan Avenue Bridge (1875)


Bridge in 1885


Skyline looking west during a flood (1904)


Former City Hall and post office (1910)


Looking northeast (1890)


Looking east (1890)


Looking west (1900)


Second Michigan State Capitol and first in Lansing (1865)


Third and last state capitol (1879). As you can see, up until the early 1900's, Lansing was still largely a wild city and a capital city by mistake.


Allegan and Washington (1920). All of these buildings still stand.


First state office building (1860)


A circus parade down Washington Square (1900)






Ottawa at Capitol (1890). All structures still stand.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 05:05 AM   #16
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Louisville

1940


1910






1906


Churchill Downs
1901

1926



YIKES!

This would be San Francisco after the earthquake in 1906. :O



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Old December 17th, 2005, 05:40 AM   #17
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LA suburb in pre-1950's

Norwalk, CA


Downey, CA


Bellflower, CA



Artesia, CA


Lakewood, CA



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Old December 17th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #18
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Hartford 1900




Hartford 1955




Hartford 1965




Hartford Panorama 1913

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Old December 17th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #19
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A few more of Lansing,MI:

Downtown 1912


The Lansing Standpipe (a type of water tower) in the 1890's. It also served as an observation tower for years.
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Old December 18th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #20
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Way back when:

1950s:

1961:

Uptown/Galleria Area 1965:

1972:

1981:
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1983:

1995:
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