Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In


Have you ever walked by a busy street corner and wondered what was there 20, 30, 50, or 60 years ago? If you have, the WhatWasThere site may be able to provide you with answers. The premise of the site is simple: the team at WhatWasThere has provided a platform where anyone can upload a photograph with two tags (location and year) so that others can learn more about the built environment. Visitors can Navigate Through Time to look around at different cities or they can use the Explore Photos area to do that in more detail. Over 30,000 photos and sites are available here and the coverage is particularly strong in San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, and the Northeast.
Archived Scout Publication URL
Scout Publication
Date Issued
September 5th, 2013
Data Type
Date of Scout Publication
September 6th, 2013
Date Of Record Creation
September 4th, 2013 at 1:07pm
Date Of Record Release
September 5th, 2013 at 12:40pm
Resource URL Clicks
Cumulative Rating


Cumulative Rating
Add Comment


(no comments available yet)