When President Calvin Coolidge visited in 1928, Cuba had recently celebrated its first 25 years as an independent nation. Tourism was on the rise and there was plenty of investment in hotels and restaurants that might have been particularly appealing to Americans wanting a public drink while their own nation observed Prohibition.
Some 88 years later, Barack Obama became the second sitting U.S. president to visit. With the easing of American travel and economic embargoes, perhaps it will be another boom time for Cuba, which in some ways (notably the cars on the street) has seemed to have been trapped in time for decades.
Here’s a look at how some key sites have changed from the 1920s to 2016.