This is another piece of my project involving the glass plate photographs at the Newton Main Library.
I have attached a copy of an early 1900s glass plate negative of the corner of Elm St. and Washington St. in West Newton Square and a modern digital photograph of approximately the same location. Both scenes were photographed from the intersection of Elm and Washington St. looking down Elm St., in a northerly direction, toward Waltham. The ornate multistory brick building on the corner (with a date on the facade 1884) has been replaced by a single story concrete structure which is now occupied by a bakery, a restaurant and an insurance agency. In the future I hope to take a walk down Elm St. and see its tranformation from the early 1900s to the 21st century