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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

Bird's Eye Baltimore: 1906

Bird's Eye Baltimore: 1906

Baltimore, Maryland, circa 1906. "Looking up North Charles Street from Washington Monument." At right, the massive Hotel Belvedere. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Now THAT

is a flagpole bracket.

Modern view

Here's a similar view today, from Wikipedia:

Charles Street Rum Run

For several years in the 80's, we ran a 10K race, sponsored by Bacardi, straight down Charles St from St Mary's Seminary on the Northern Parkway to the harbor.Great town, great run (a completely downhill 10K!), great memories...my only sub-40-minute 10K ever.

Stunning

Love this, it's so rich in detail. I've never been to Baltimore, but doing a virtual walkabout on street view seems to indicate that there's a lot of the buildings in this pic still present and correct.

Today's Bird's Eye

From Bing Maps: http://binged.it/1f6P5u4

A surprising number of old friends accounted for, lovely town.

 
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