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Cornerspotter: A Building Before The Building

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Cornerspotter is the 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: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer on Monday. And hey: no cheating!


Photo: Vintage Seattle/Seattle Public Library

That fate of the building that stands on this spot today is up for debate. Before it stood, this building pictured above stood from 1894 through the 1930's. At one time, the Seattle Public Library was housed on the second floor. Any ideas what the building was and the cross-streets it was on?

Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104