Postcard Past / Present Photo
Exploring power, culture, & the history of cities through present-day photo recreations of old postcards.

Francis Motor Car Co. / Multnomah County Building, Portland

An unusual adaptive reuse journey in Portland–from car dealership to bank offices to local government–was nearly capped off with an impressively bonkers bit of public art, a "green roof sculpture” with a 50-foot windmill, earthen mounds, and a tree atop a rotating platform.

Math Igler's Casino, Chicago

Once the heart of Chicago’s Nord Seite, Lakeview was crowded with German joints like Math Igler’s Casino. Not that kind of casino, though–Igler’s was sauerbraten and singing waiters rather than slots.


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