2/13/2007

80 Years Later...

Regular reader sent this in the other day. Really cool map of what this neighborhood looked like once upon a time. Compare that view with this - from 1956.

Of course the killer view is this one...from today. Like what happened? Didn't take long, did it?
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4 comments:

bill said...

the automobile culture happened.

Anonymous said...

Fascinated by these comparative photos. --Chip

MJ said...

I think its more than just an automobile culture.

I also think there is a disposible culture that came along with the advent of cheap consumer goods. Its cheaper and/or easier to build/buy new for a comparable item that it is to repair or maintain it. This culture also desires quantitiy over quality.

Unfortunately we have applied it to our houses and neighborhoods too.

fix buffalo said...

MJ...

you've forgotten - people.