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Cornerspotter: What Was Left After The Great Seattle Fire

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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: Seattle Public Library/Vintage Seattle

What you're looking at is a Seattle street following the Great Seattle Fire of 1889. It's...jarring. Especially when you realize what intersection this is. Today, it's a popular downtown thoroughfare. A fire here now would leave a river of milk chocolate in its wake. So...what Seattle intersection are we looking at?