353 to 391 East 149th Street, north side, east from Courtlandt to Melrose Aves. The 12-story building is No. 367-369. 1930. General Photographic Co., Inc
353 to 391 East 149th Street, north side, east from Courtlandt to Melrose Aves. The 12-story building is No. 367-369.
1930.
General Photographic Co., Inc

Ever since The New York Public Library published their Digital Collections of thousands of old photographs of NYC, I’ve been constantly searching the archives which provide a window into our past and needless to say it’s full of amazing pictures of The Bronx.

While 1930s Melrose has packed with the same office buildings along 149th Street that stand today, Throggs Neck is filled with pastoral scenes of empty fields and barely recognizable today.

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Software engineer Dan Vanderkamp decided to take the archives a step forward and created a database where all you have to do is click on a dot on a map and up pops a photograph (or more) that was taken at that location. (Head over to OldNYC and see for yourselves but be prepared to spend a lot of time there!)

All you have to do is click on any dot on the map and voila, old pics will pop up!
Click the image to give it a try! All you have to do is click on any dot on the map and voila, old pics will pop up!

Here are just a couple of images you will see on your journey but be warned: Make sure you have the spare time because this is HIGHLY ADDICTING!

Bronx: Grand Concourse - 149th Street 1941 1. Grand Concourse from 149h St. Neg. A-148 April 30, 1941 P.L. Sperr, photographer 2. 149 St. & Grand Concourse, n.w. cor. Neg. A-268 April 30, 1941 P.L. Sperr, photographer
Bronx: Grand Concourse – 149th Street 1941
P.L. Sperr, photographer
Throggs Neck: Hollywood Avenue, east side, from Schurz to Harding Avenues, showing the St. Frances De Chantal Roman Catholic Church. August 15, 1940 Views 1,2 P. L. Sperr
Throggs Neck: Hollywood Avenue, east side, from Schurz to Harding Avenues, showing the St. Frances De Chantal Roman Catholic Church.
August 15, 1940
Views 1,2
P. L. Sperr
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