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Cornerspotter: A Seattle Original Still Standing

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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

Pictured here sometime around 1894, this was formerly the home of the Seattle Public Library. Today, it's neighbor to the right is just a bit taller. Okay, a lot taller. Downstairs, the pub shares the same name as the building, named for an Irish immigrant who made good in early Seattle. So...what building is this and what are the cross-streets?

Seattle Public Library

1000 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104