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Cornerspotter: A Capitol Hill Streetcar Named Desire

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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

Times have changed this Capitol Hill street since March 24, 1934, when this photo was taken. Long gone are the power poles, fire hydrant, awnings and billboards. Funnily enough, while that streetcar has been gone for some time, there are currently plans to bring it back. Today, you're likely to find a few Thai restaurants on the right side of the street. So, any idea what street we're looking at, and what the nearest cross-street might be?