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7 then-and-now archive photos of Dublin street scenes

From 1875 to the present day.

OVER TIME, CITIES evolve. Businesses open and close; buildings are demolished and rebuilt; sometimes whole streets change dramatically.

We’ve taken seven photographs of Dublin street scenes from the National Library of Ireland’s archive, and matched them with the same scene today thanks to Google Street View.

Some areas have hardly changed at all. Others are unrecognisable.

Stephen’s Green, 1875

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Main Street, Blackrock, 1875

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Patrick Street, 1898

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Parkgate Street, 1910

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

North Frederick Street and Hardwicke Street, 1912

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Harcourt Street, 1931

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Capel Street, 1960

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

Hawkins Street, 1962

Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons

… and today

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