#TBT: UNC Campus, Then & Now

Think campus looks different after all the summer construction? It’s nothing compared to the changes since 1942.

Aerial view of UNC campus from Cameron Avenue to South Road in 1942.

We wanted a more direct comparison, so we used Knight Lab’s Juxtapose tool to make this slider:

Our favorite buildings (Carroll Hall and most of the libraries, naturally) hadn’t been built yet. Had yours?

Google earth V [UNC campus], 35° 54′ 47″ N 79°, 03′ 34″ W, Eye alt 588 m. SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO. Retrieved from https://earth.google.com/web/@35.90962794,-79.0484972,148.56411385a,1159.43280009d,35y,111.46861517h,67.75728218t,0r [August 11, 2017].

UNC aerial view, in the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright 1942, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. Retrieved from http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/morton_highlights/id/4979

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