What Places Looked Like Before They Were Abandoned Vs. Now

It’s like they say: ashes to ashes, dust to dust. While some great monuments have stood the test of time, other places and buildings get left behind in history and fall apart away from the public eye.

Here are photos of past buildings and locations in their prime vs. now that they have been abandoned or put out of use.

BEFORE: It Was The Central Subway Stop

Financiers, city officials, and policemen ride New York City's first subway on October 27, 1904 at City Hall station
Photo Credit: Getty Images
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Pictured here are city councilmen taking the subway in New York City for the first time in 1904, coming in to stop at City Hall Station, which has not been in use since 1945.