Via Reddit/moose098 Westminister Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Opened in 1887, demolished in 1960.
Via Reddit/ShwinMan Anhalter Bahnhof – Berlin, Germany
Opened in 1880, this is what it looked like pre and post WWII, and what’s left standing today.
Via Reddit/BringbackMarchais Funicular railway to Notre-Dame de la Garde – Marseille, France
Built in 1892, demolished in 1974.
Via Reddit/TarTarianPrincess Board of Trade Building – Toronto, Ontario
Built in 1892, it was one of the first skyscrapers in Toronto and stood until 1958.
Via Reddit/woodyman Crappo Building – Bay City, Michigan
Built in 1891, refaced in 1960, and rediscovered in 2017.
Via Reddit/sussoutthemoon Old Detroit Opera House – Detroit, Michigan
Opened in 1898, demolished in 1966.
Via Reddit/antwoneoko Parsons Block, aka The Flatiron Building – Holyoke, Massachusetts
Built in 1876, demolished in 1952.
Via Reddit/AnthemiusOfTralles The port city of Smyrna – Modern day İzmir, Turkey
Before the Great Fire of Smyrna in 1922 which destroyed most of the city.
Via Reddit/yakovgolyadkin Hasselgården – Oslo, Norway
Built in 1902, renovated beyond recognition in 1970.
Via Flickr/trialsanderrors The 1900 Paris Exposition – Paris, France
Built for the fair and demolished right after.
Via Reddit/AvielanderBright Penn Station – New York City, New York
Opened in 1910 and demolished in 1963 to make way for Madison Square Garden.
Via Reddit/DJ-Salinger Union Station – Columbus, Ohio
Opened in 1897, demolished in 1979.
Via Reddit/AvielanderBright The ruins of the Temple of Bel – Palmyra, Syria
Dated to 32 AD, the ruins were considered among the best preserved in Palmyra until they were destroyed by ISIS in 2015.
Via Reddit/sverdrupian The Bank of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Built in 1896, demolished in 1957.
Via Reddit/DonPecz The Great Synagogue of Warsaw – Warsaw, Poland
Built in 1878, destroyed by the Nazis in 1943 during WWII.
Via Reddit/YoungCallum Nocton Hall – Lincolnshire, England
Built around 1530, destroyed in a fire in 2004.
Via Picryl Old Detroit City Hall – Detroit, Michigan
Built in 1871, demolished in 1961.
Via Reddit/AvielanderBright Tesnov Train Station – Prague, Czech Republic
Opened in 1875 and demolished in 1972 to make room for a highway and park.
Via Reddit/Plivumaso A Ceremonial Gate built to greet Franz Joseph I of Austria – Prague, Czech Republic
Built in 1907.
Via Reddit/frecklefactor Pan-Pacific Auditorium – Los Angeles, California
Opened in 1935, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 but was destroyed in a fire in 1989.
Via Reddit/antwoneoko The First City Hall of Springfield – Springfield, Massachusetts
Built in 1855, destroyed in a fire in 1905.
Via Reddit/AvielanderBright Leipzig Opera – Leipzig, Germany
Opened in 1868, it was destroyed in WWII, and the modern opera house was rebuilt in 1960.
Via Wiki Commons Lewisohn Stadium – New York City, New York
Opened in 1915 and demolished in 1973 to make way for the North Academic Center.
Via Reddit/moose098 Bryson-Bonebrake Building – Los Angeles, California
Built in 1888, demolished in 1934.
Via Reddit/Hazard262 George Lamb Memorial Chapel – Hull, England
Built in 1893, it was devastated by a fire in 2015 and now only ruins are left, held up by scaffolding.
Via Reddit/Novusod Town and Country Center – Houston, Texas
Built in 1977, demolished in 2017.
Via Reddit/Plivumaso Old Town Hall – Prague, Czech Republic
Built around 1840, the east and north wing were destroyed by a fire in 1945 during the Prague uprising and never rebuilt.
Via Reddit/AvielanderBright Theater am Habsburger Ring – Cologne, Germany
Opened in 1902, destroyed in bombings during WWII.
Via Reddit/bosstone42 Mechanic’s Hall – Boston, Massachusetts
Built in 1881, demolished in 1959.
Via Reddit/pseudangelos North British & Mercantile Insurance Company Building – Edinburgh, Scotland
Built 1905, demolished and replaced 1966.
Via Reddit/redofhair The Rotunde – Vienna, Austria
Built in 1873 for the Vienna World Fair, it was the largest cupola construction in the world, larger than the Pantheon in Rome, until it burned down in 1937.
Via Reddit/Styner141 Tilburg Central Station – Tilburg, Netherlands
Opened in 1863, demolished in 1961.
Via Reddit/frecklefactor Odeon Theater – London, England
Opened in 1938, the theatre closed in 1970 and was eventually demolished in 1988.
Via Reddit/AvielanderBright The American Embassy – Berlin, Germany
Before and after WWII.
Via Wiki Commons Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel – Atlantic City, New Jersey
Opened in 1906 and demolished in 1978 and replaced by Bally’s Park Place Casino and Hotel.
Via Reddit/redofhair 9th Regiment Armory – New York City, New York
Built in 1894, demolished in 1971.
Among many other things, I research and photograph lighthouses. You’d be amazed at what the Confederates destroyed to slow the Union navy.