Sometimes it’s fun to look back at the way things used to be, and compare it with today. Over time, some things change…while other things stay remarkably the same. Take a look at these pictures taken in the same location but at a different time, and notice the changes (or lack of them).
1. Joplin Main Street
Main Street, looking south, Joplin. 1910.
Joplin, MO "5th and Main" Historic District as seen from that corner, looking south and east, 2010.
2. Academic Hall, Cape Girardeau
Postcard showing "birds-eye" view of Southeast Missouri Normal School, now Southeast Missouri State University, circa 1906. Academic hall is in the center of the image.
Academic Hall, the oldest existing building on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.
3. City Market, Kansas City
Farmers unload produce at City Market, Kansas City, Mo., c. 1950.
City Market entrance in the River Market district of Kansas City, Missouri.
4. Eads Bridge, St. Louis
The Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River under construction in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1874 or earlier.
Eads Bridge from Laclede's Landing,
5. Union Station, St. Louis
Passengers jam the interior of the St. Louis Union Station in 1941.
Modern interior, St. Louis Union Station, 2007.
6. Old Courthouse, St. Louis
St. Louis, Old Courthouse in 1862.
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Historic Site, 2007.
7. Municipal Stadium, Kansas City
Kansas City Athletics play their first game at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City. Former President Harry S. Truman (not visible in this photograph) attended the game. 1955
The site of Kansas City Municipal Stadium in 2012. It is now largely ocuppied by a housing development; a plaque at 22nd and Brooklyn marks the site.
8. Ha Ha Tonka
Wedding at Ha Ha Tonka Ruins, 1950.
The "Castle" at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, 2006.
9. Capitol Building, Jefferson City
New Capitol Day, 1924.
Aerial photograph of the Missouri State Capitol Building, 2011.
10. Powersite Dam
Powersite Dam, 1912.
Powersite Dam in Forsyth, Missouri, 2009.
11. Independence High School
1901 Graduating Class poses on front steps of building. Harry S. Truman is 4th from left in back row; 2nd row, far right is Elizabeth Wallace (Bess Truman); front row, far left is Charles Ross (Truman's Press Secretary).
William Chrisman High School
12. Baity Hall, Missouri Valley College, Marshall
A young man and young woman exit building under archway labeled "Baity Hall."
Baity Hall, present. In 1986 it was put on the National Register of Historic Places.
13. Main Street, Washington
Parade on Main Street in Washington, 1890.
Main Street today.
Parade in Hermann.
Did you catch the changes? Which old photo was your favorite? Share in the comments below.