(EDIT: Replaced first video with much better one.)
This video, shot from a San Francisco streetcar, is from 1906, just a few days before the San Francisco earthquake:
Note the huge numbers of pedestrians on the road, the dangerous interactions between various transportation modes, the lack of efficiency, and the layers of clothing.
I don’t know how many of those buildings survived the 1906 earthquake except–of course–the building at the end.
Here’s a similar scene today:
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…and this guy claims he has a video of the same area from 2005: