Philadelphia is one of America’s most historical cities, it is the “Birthplace of America” after all. Over time, as technology advances and society evolves, the city transforms and changes. Buildings become obsolete or begin deteriorating and need to replaced. Sometimes those old buildings are worth the cost of restoration to show future generations the history of our beautiful city. Below, we’ve gathered 10 before and after photos to show the transition of Philadelphia. Some photos show an old building replaced with a new one, other shows the growth of surrounding areas of a historical building. It’s amazing to see how our ancestors lived and how different Philadelphia is today. Prepare to be taken back in time with these 10 cool photos of Philadelphia!
1. Corner of Broad St. and Penn Square
2. Looking at City Hall from South Broad St.
3. Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts
4. Masonic Temple
5. Looking Down Market Street towards City Hall from 8th St.
6. Betsy Ross House
7. 10th and Chestnut
8. View Down Ben Franklin Parkway
9. Race Street Pier
10. Divine Lorraine Hotel