A lot of the buildings are still there.
The top is gone off the one on the right but seems to be the same location.
Ken in Texas
I like the unimproved version the best.
Chuck, get with the program ! America is hellbent on boiling itself down into
a sterile and characterless lump of blah.
I am not sure? I think the touring in the front (your left) corner of the photo is a Willys Knight.
Sometimes I wish I could just crawl into these photos and stay there.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Jay - Where the heck do ya' get 'em all? I love all the old photos you post, but my favorites are the old street scenes like this one, small town or big city, either one!
And Ken, thanks for the "modern day photo" from exactly the same spot! Nice work! One of my favorite things on the forum is to be able to compare "before and after" photos!
I think the most notable thing in comparing these two is the lack of the cone shaped shingled roof on that turret on the corner building. And I'm not a bit surprised! Can you imagine a roofer re-roofing the original roof on that turret? Gives me "weak knees" just thinking about it!
And you're right Ken,......not only surprising how little the scene has changed, but how little change there has been to those two big buildings in all those years!
Burger - You're absolutely right! We think anything 100 years old is old, but not really. My Son and I took a trip to England a couple years ago, to visit relatives on my Mom's side, and of course we did the "tourist things" too. But a trip like that just makes one realize that we really don't have anything that's very old, and what we do have, we don't seem to value very much. My great aunt, until she passed away just a couple years ago, still lived in a row house that was over five hundred years old! And there are lots of buildings over there that are much older than that,....and they just treasure them and take good care of them. Seems like that'll never happen here! We just "tear down" and build strip malls and housing developments with cookie cutter houses that are five or ten feet apart, and the "city fathers" don't care if neighborhoods look like an army camp,....in fact they think it's great because the more houses, the more property tax income, right?
Oops,....didn't mean to do the "soap box" thing and clutter up this great thread,......sorry,......harold
I agree with Chuck & Harold, I like the old better, maybe that's why I'm a T guy. Wayne have you ever seen a 1952 Willys Aero Wing, it got 35 mpg!! I did an appraisal (Antique & Classic Automobile Appraisals of New Hampshire) on one just last month. Never saw one before, it was a great survivor. They say American auto manufacturers never made economy vehicles, they did (Nash Cosmopolitan) they just never sold.
I heard once that the difference between Yanks and Brits is that a Yank thinks 100 years is a long time, while a Brit thinks 100 miles is a long way.
Jay, I love these pictures that you post and the "same scene, today" pics posted. I don't know where you find them, but keep them coming.
I don't see your '14 or your '25, but that sure looks like my TT holding up traffic (as usual) coming down High Street!
I spent four years there in aerospace engineering school, so that must be my TT!
We used to go to movies here. Does not look open now?
I remember seeing Planet of the Apes at that movie theater in the late 60's. I had to leave the movie early to walk my date back to the dorm by 10pm! Those were the rules back then at WVU. A very conservative school then, but not now. Found out later that I missed the best part of the movie! I didn't fare any better with my date either!
Gilbert, as I am both, I agree....
That must be what happened to the top of the turret. They launched it!
Warren H, I have seen a Willys Arrow before. Don't know if it was a "Wing" or not. I am not that familiar with many cars built after 1929.
As for the how old is old thing? Ask the Greeks, Egyptians, or others from the middle East (or parts of the Orient). I used to know a Palestinian who was born in Israel (a fine man). He showed me a travel poster that showed a very old part of town and pointed to his families' home. He said the building was 2000 years old and was quite proud of the fact that some of his family still lived there.
Gilbert, I have heard that English/American 100 years/100 miles thing before. Maybe, with the strong Cornish heritage around Grass Valley, that explains something about the people around here. I often hear people around here complaining about having to go "clear across town" to go to some market or place. "Clear across town" in this town is five miles. I grew up in San Jose CA. There, when you said "clear across town", you meant thirty miles or more. Each way.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2