Interactive photos of Denver during the Great Depression

Next with Kyle Clark. 9NEWS @ 6. 9/14/2016

 May we make a recommendation? This is when we point you to something that isn't ours but is awesome.

An iOS engineer in Denver recently launched an awesome app and website.

Chris Chares found archival aerial footage in the city of Denver's data catalogs, and decided to create something out of it.

The app allows you to step back into Denver in 1933, with the help of Google Maps. You can zoom in to any intersection in the downtown area to see what was in place on your street corner, or at your work, or at the location of your favorite restaurant, during the Great Depression. 

Then you can see what it looks like now.

The app sort of transitions in between the two images, showing off Denver's development.

Right now, only Central Denver is shown, but Chris says he's planning on expanding it in all directions.

Downtown:

Cheesman Park:

Sloan Lake:

City Park:

DU:

Presbyterian:

 

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