Google Street View can provide visual history of a place over time
|Maps with areas highlighted in blue support Street View imagery|
According to Wikipedia, the option to view Street-level imagery from the past has been introduced in 2014. It is only available where Google has imaged a street more than once.
If past imagery is available, there is an overlay in the upper-right corner with the address and Street View date which can be changed to view images over time.
|Street View image showing a Safeway supermarket. Notice a building under construction in the background in October 2007|
|The supermarket is gone. The building in the background is ready in August 2011.|