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Essex Street: 1910

Essex Street: 1910

Circa 1910. Salem, Massachusetts. "Bertram-Waters House (Salem Public Library), 370 Essex Street." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.


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Some changes, but very few

There are some changes with the current building. In 1910, the stacks didn't exist--this was an addition in the rear of the building with three levels of bookshelves.

In the mid-90's, the building was completely rebuilt, and the children's library is in the basement level with a courtyard just to the left of the fountain in the Google image.

Otherwise timeless!

Neat details

I like the brick paver sidewalk but the river stone boulevard is fantastic! I take that the object on the right side is a fountain that is covered up for winter. Beautiful street view then and now.

Great image!

Wonderful exposure placement; Ansel Adams would highly approve! Rising front to get the verticals ... vertical. And well framed by the bare trees.

More trees, fewer chimneys

Other than that, not much has changed

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