This new photo series, titled “Look into the Past,” takes old pictures and matches them up with their current day positions. Sometimes these places haven’t changed and sometimes these places are radically different. The idea is to have a window into the past and see what was compared to what is. It’s a cool look at Gannon and Erie history.
The black-and-white photo, provided by Gannon University’s archives, shows the corner of Seventh and Peach streets, where the Palumbo Academic Center stands. This sign, as anybody who has been to Gannon recently would know, no longer hangs on the corner. Looking at these pictures together, people easily can imagine themselves standing on the corner looking up at this sign before it was taken down.
Then and now: