Quite some time ago the kid got me (us) some old Kodachrome slides from a garage sale, as I already posted some of them in the post Time Travel With Kodachrome. When I was going through those old photograph, I like to figure out when and where the photograph was taken. The particular photo is of Hotel Schroeder in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I am guessing in the 1950s. The hotel was built in 1927 by hotel magnate Walter Schroeder. Nowadays it’s known as the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. I love this photograph quite a lot, especially because of the street car.
So a few weeks ago I was in Milwaukee going pass this ‘Hilton Milwaukee City Center’, I kept staring at it because we were stuck in traffic, and all of a sudden there’s a light bulb lighted up on top my head. “That’s the Hotel Schroeder in the Street car photo! Wouldn’t it be cool If I could stand at the exact spot and took a photo today, 60 years later!” I decided to try doing that the next day right. However, I got turned around trying to use this old photo as a guide. Apparently things changed quite a lot in 60 years. The original spot where the photographer once stood is currently occupied by something I can’t move away, oh right a building, and the awesome street cars are long gone. After circling around for sometime, I decided on a spot that should see the resemblance from the original photo (pay attention to the building on the left).