Cornerspotter is a new Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll post the answer on Monday. And hey: no cheating!
Back in 1918, as they paved this SoDo street, Union Pacific Railroad erected that building straight ahead with the flag on top in an attempt to lure Sears, Roebuck & Co. to Seattle. It worked and for many years it was one of America's oldest continuously operated Sears store. In 1990 the building was sold and eventually one of Seattle's most iconic companies moved in, renaming the building after themselves in the process. What street are we on and what building are we talking about?