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N3rd Street in 1981 vs. N3rd Street now

Hidden City brings us a snapshot of the future tech corridor in a nifty set of old photos.

A snapshot of the future tech corridor. (Photo via Hidden City)

This is just an excuse to share a great set of old photos.
Via Hidden City, check out 36 N. 3rd St. in 1981 (above). Here’s the same spot via Google Maps today:

n3rd street now


“Viewed as a whole, the collection is a poignant look back, a snapshot signpost showing ‘Old Philadelphia’ during a period of conflicted transition,” writes Hidden City’s Michael Bixler. “May it serve as yet another visual reminder of the importance to preserve our city’s personality and structural character as we navigate this next phase of reinvention.”
Amen to that.
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