16 Vintage Photos Of Philadelphia’s Streets That Will Take You Back In Time

Philadelphia is a unique city in that you can see its history when you walk around. You’re just as likely to stumble upon (or over…) some cobblestones as you are to find a brand new bike lane, and even our pharmacies and coffee shops are located in 300-year-old buildings. Check out what Philadelphia looked like over the years and see if you can spot the resemblances to our present-day city in these vintage photos.

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These photos are such a flashback! You might also want to take a look at these 14 Then And Now Photos In Philadelphia That Show Just How Much It Has Changed for another great perspective on past Philly life.