Old Post Office, Revisited

I realized recently I really hadn’t taken any good photographs of the Old Post Office ever, so I took a trip down late in the afternoon on a Saturday. The light was a little weird, but they turned out OK.

Custom House and Post Office, West on Olive, 1898, Library of Congress, 2018650122
Post Office and Chemical Building, 1903, Library of Congress, 2005679761


5 Comments Add yours

  1. ME says:

    It’s amazing to see downtown streets filled with people as shown in the old photos!

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Yeah, I was recently reflecting on the fact that there are rarely any people in my photos. It’s not intentional–there are simply few if next to no people out walking the streets of the City. If I walked around downtown on a weekday I would certainly catch more people on the streets, but I’m at work!

    2. Everett Engbers says:

      That was before cars turned downtowns into dead zones and parking lots. The new buildings are hermetically sealed in sheets of glass and nobody leaves them except to go to their car and leave.

      1. ME says:

        I remember my grandparents saying that they enjoyed taking the bus to work because they got to meet & talk with people. Then as time when on, everybody just commuted in their own separate cars.

        1. Chris Naffziger says:

          Now people shoot at each other in road rage incidents in front of each others families, like happened last week in St. Charles County.

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