Use your mouse or finger to move the white slider and compare 1940 and 2017 photos of the Magnolia Building. This is the first in a series of then-and-now Lakeland photos we’ll be publishing. Richard W. Snell, an amateur local historian, is compiling the images for lkldnow.

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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