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Old 06-14-2017, 10:49 PM
 
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For folks whose memory stretches back a very long time and for those who are just curious about what things were like back then, this website presents photos of historical scenes from Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding area and the same scenes today. Came across this website while searching for something else. Note how vibrant things were back then. Redevelopment has destroyed much of the architecturally interesting buildings and replaced them with plain and/or ugly structures or parking lots and/or vacant land.


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Old 06-14-2017, 11:38 PM
 
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Very interesting! I swear I wasn't around before the new metal Market Street Bridge went in.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Saylorsburg, PA
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WOW!! Such great pics!! Amazing how much has changed. Progress they call it....hehehehehe.....
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NJ>a Jet Plane>Puerto Rico
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Awesome!
Brings back many memories...I always loved the shape of the street lights in WB.
So many railroad tracks...I can almost hear the Deisel locomotives ..

Old Steggy Brewery brings a tear to my eye.

Pictures of Pittston..my parents always called it 'Eye-talian Town'

Thanks so much for posting..Wells.

I'm overdue for a trip 'back home'

Life keeps getting in the way.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:40 PM
 
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Nice find, I know you can't keep it all but there is lot of buildings in there that would have been nice today.
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:11 PM
 
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Wilkes-Barre still has a lot of beautiful buildings and architecture. Many of the gilded age mansions are now owned by Wilkes University and Kings University. The colleges keep them nice.

There's a FaceBook group called the Wilkes-Barre preservation society which often posts of the numerous historical buildings and homes.
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