the “urban renewal” of Vine Avenue

Dennis Lamont shared this Sanborn Map screenshot of Vine Avenue
circa 1918 with a note to “…compare this to today for urban renewal.”
sanborn_vine28th_1918
It’s hard to imagine that a movie theater, a hotel, a hardware store, a furniture store, an undertaker, a tailor, a printer, a cobbler, a photographer, barbers, jewelers, grocery stores, general stores, clothiers, bowling alleys, lots of places to shoot pool, and so much more existed here.
[Shot from Vine & 30th because you can’t get to Vine & 29th anymore.]
vine-avenue-east-30th-feb16

I’m told this was the first project Sandy Prudoff worked on
back in the early 1970’s.

Today’s view from above, courtesy of a Google Maps screenshot:
vine-ave-today

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