Completed in 1891, demolished in 1971 and replaced by the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building.
Het Steiger Canal – Rotterdam, Netherlands
What the canal looked like before it was destroyed in 1940 during WWII, and today.
Old City Hall – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Built 1886, demolished in 1962.
Prentice Women’s Hospital – Chicago, Illinois
Opened in 1975, demolished in 2014.
Times Square – New York City, New York
Through the years.
The Bucket of Blood Saloon – Detroit, Michigan
Considered the toughest bar in Detroit at the turn of the century, it was demolished in the early 1960s.
Broad Street Station – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Built in 1881, demolished in 1953.
RMS Titanic’s Reading and Writing Room
Completed and sank in 1912.
The Sutyagin House – Arkhangelsk, Russia
Local crime lord Nikolai Petrovich Sutyagin illegally built this house over a 15 year period beginning in 1992. A year after it was completed, it was condemned by the city and torn down in 2009.
Denver Mining Exchange Building – Denver, Colorado
Built in 1891, demolished in 1963 to build a 42-story tower, which was the tallest in Denver at the time.
Entrance to “Creation” at the 1904 World’s Fair – St. Louis, Missouri
Taken down immediately after it closed on December 1, 1904.
Haas Palace – Budapest, Hungary
Built in the 1870s, it was damaged in an airstrike during WWII and then finally demolished in 1959.
Cliff House on Ocean Beach – San Francisco, California
1902 to 2019.
Southern Hotel (Gulf City Hotel) – Mobile, Alabama
Built in 1837, demolished in 1934.
Welbeck Parking Garage – London, England
Built in 1970, demolished in 2019.
Transfiguration Cathedral – Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Built in 1822, demolished in 1931.
Queen Hotel – Beverly, Massachusetts
Opened in 1889, destroyed in a fire in 1891.
Erie County Savings Bank – Buffalo, New York
Completed in 1893, demolished in 1968 and replaced by the Main Place Tower.
Fort Street Union Deposit – Detroit, Michigan
Opened in 1893, demolished in 1974.
Cabaret de L’Enfer – Paris, France
Opened in 1892, demolished in 1950.
117 Fenchurch Street – London, England
Built in 1921, demolished in 2015 to make way for 120 Fenchurch Street.
Home Insurance Building – Chicago, Illinois
Built in 1885, it was the world’s first skyscraper. It was demolished in 1931 to build another Chicago landmark, the Field Building.
Broadway at Washington Avenue – St. Louis, Missouri
All these buildings from 1892 are gone.
Essen Hauptbahnhof – Essen, Germany
The railway station before and after WWII.
Park Terrace – Duluth, Minnesota
Built in 1890, demolished in 1936. Only some stairs and walls remain on the vacant hillside.
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church – Berlin, Germany
Built in the 1890s, the church was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. What’s left of the main spire of the old church still stands today.
Baltimore American News Building – Baltimore, Maryland
Built in 1875, destroyed in the Great Baltimore Fire in 1904.
Cossitt Library – Memphis, Tennessee
Opened in 1893, after several renovations the majority of the original structure was gone by 1958.
The 1900 Paris Exposition – Paris, France
The Palace of Electricity and the adjoining Water Castle were taken down immediately after it closed on November 12, 1900.
Coolidge Tavern – Watertown, Massachusetts
Built in 1742, George Washington slept here in 1789. It was demolished in 1918 to make way for the development of the Watertown Yard streetcar terminal.
51-55 State Street Apartments – Springfield, Massachusetts
Built in 1890, demolished in 1958 and replaced by an office building that has sat vacant for years.
Paleis voor Volksvlijt – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Completed in 1864, destroyed in a fire in 1929.