Ever wonder what Tremont Street in Boston looked like in 1972? Or how about Commonwealth Avenue in 1896? Well with www.historypin.com, it's possible to see what your local neighborhoods looked like back in the day, compared to how they look now. Using Google Maps Street View, HistoryPin.com gives users a fascinating view of the neighborhoods they know and love today.
The website will display historic photos of the location you choose to investigate, layered right over the current Google Maps Street view so you can compare the changes in scenery and infrastructure.
Give it a try!