Then and Now, Ogden-Washington

1937–Ogden Avenue @ Washington Boulevard, view southwest

2018–the same location

Looking down Ogden Avenue in 1937, the large building in the distance at Monroe Street is a Wieboldt’s department store.  Facing Union Park on the right, at 1549 West Warren Boulevard, is the Viceroy Hotel.  Just visible on the left side of the photo—at what was then 1523 West Ogden Avenue—is the apartment building where Walt Disney lived in 1917 while attending McKinley High School.

The Wieboldt’s store is now condos.  The city has purchased and renovated the old Viceroy Hotel—since there’s now a Viceroy Hotel on State Street, I don’t know what to call that yellow brick building on Warren.  And today a parking lot for Pipefitters Local 597 occupies the site of Walt’s teenage home.



2 Responses to “Then and Now, Ogden-Washington”

  1. 1 Garry April 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Shouldn’t we have been able to see the Turtle Wax turtle at Madison & Ogden, or did that come after the war?

    • 2 J.R. Schmidt April 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Tommy Turtle must have been put up on the building after 1947. He’s not in the 1947 photo for “Then and Now, Madison-Ogden” (posted 5-30-17).

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