Then and Now, Drake-Melrose

1954–Drake Avenue @ Melrose Street, view south
2022–the same location

You’ve probably seen those tests that present two seemingly-identical pictures, then challenge you to find the differences. Here we have a pair of photos at the same location, from slightly different perspectives, two-thirds of a century apart. Of course there are differences between them. Besides the sleeker autos, the street lights are more modern, the trees have grown, a new fire plug has appeared, there’s a taller fence around the corner house—and so on, and so on.

But despite all this, the notable take-away is that Drake-Melrose looks pretty much today the way it did in 1954.


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