“Crossroads” in Waterloo, Iowa (1930-2014)


This one took me less than an hour to make. Just today, the Iowa DNR released five decades of Iowa aerial photography, dating back to 1930. Naturally, this presents a great GIF making opportunity. This map shows the southern portion of Waterloo, Iowa between Ansborough Avenue (left) and the Cedar River (right). The Crossroads Shopping Center, built in time for the 1970 photograph, still stands today as the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area’s largest retail center.


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