Then and Now 6

1912

Photo by Ralph Snowball. University of Newcastle Cultural Collections.

Photo by Ralph Snowball. University of Newcastle Cultural Collections.

2014

Img_2557aThe site where the original photo was taken is now houses. This photo is as close as I can get to the original location. Still visible 102 years on, are the old Post Office in Morehead St, the old stone house in Howe St, and if you look carefully the roof of the old Red Lion Inn on the corner of Morehead St and Newcastle Rd.

I was able to make a reasonable guess at the location the 1912 photo was taken from by triangulating from known points (Post Office + stone house, Mechanics Institue + Lambton Park Hotel, Rotunda + Morehead/Howe intersection) and drawing those lines onto a Google Maps image.
LambtonTriangulation

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