then and now

by Kenny H September. 02, 2014 2777 views

Unfortunately I took the present shots from a moving car, so they're not the best.
I have some really good ones coming up though. I hope these will tide you over until then.
I love this stuff :)

One of the greatest and oldest concert auditoriums in the city, Philadelphia Academy of Music 1905
Broad and Locust Streets.

Same auditorium, November 1924

Built in 1855, still going strong in 2014.

Girard Trust Building, 1910
Designed and built by Frank Furness for Stephen Girard in 1908
Broad and Chestnut Streets.
The building to the right was actually an addition to the bank.

Today, 2014
Both buildings are now home to the Ritz - Carlton Hotel.

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Stefan Fletcher 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing the evolution of this building. People forget that buildings change, just like humans do.

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Glo B 5 years ago

great work! nice to see what was going on then and now!

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Sara G 5 years ago

Love to see all the old the first one with horse and carriage out front :-)

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Andrea 5 years ago

Great set, love it!

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Mike Meliska 5 years ago

Great set.

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Kontheroad - 5 years ago

Thank you for the new ones. I like the building with a room in dome shape.

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Dan Ravasio 5 years ago

still great stuff from the moving car Ken... great history here....

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Gillian Parsons 5 years ago

Great that they have survived the ravages of time......................

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Finbarr 5 years ago

Fantastic shots !

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Antonio Gil 5 years ago

Great stuff. But if you could have just taken them from the same point of view...

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