We're digging deep into my photography collection today. I took the picture you see above in May of 1979. This is the corner of Linden Street and North Washington Avenue in Scranton. Courthouse Square had a ton of big, beautiful trees-- which hid the ugly old annex. Notice the width of the old sidewalks. They are almost as wide as the streets themselves.
Above is the new square-- a soulless sea of granite and concrete. I took this picture in January of this year.