Then and Now – Hialeah Florida (To to Lo Chee Drive)

More Florida aerial photography, ‘Then and Now’. This time, I dug up some photos of the To to Lo Chee Drive neighborhood in Hialeah (right along the Miami River). This neighborhood holds a special place in my heart because it’s where my dad’s family grew up. Click on an image to make larger. First, the neighborhood in 1938. Here’s 1952. Finally, 2009. The keyhole shaped park in the center of the...

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Then and Now Orlando – Citrus Bowl (408 and John Young Parkway)

Here’s another Then and Now aerial photo-set. This time we look at the area near the East-West Expressway (408) and John Young Parkway, near the Citrus Bowl. Click on the photos for larger versions. The first photo is from 1947. Interesting to note that the football and baseball fields were already in place, albeit under more primitive conditions. Here’s the area in 2009. Photo credits: University of Florida Aerial...

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Then and Now Orlando – Colonial and Bumby

I’ve been scouring some aerial photography archives for interesting comparison subjects. I love ‘then and now’ comparisons. This set illustrates the changes to the area around Colonial Drive (State Road 50) and Bumby Avenue in Orlando since the 1950s. Click on the photos for larger versions. Here’s the area in 1954. This was actually before the Colonial Plaza was built. Also note that what is currently the back...

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