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Cornerspotter: An Old-Timey House & America's Finest Cigars

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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

We love so many things about this photo from Downtown Seattle in 1902. The days when painted billboards were all the rage, especially for cigars and whiskey. And then there's this house smack dab in the middle of downtown, holding on for dear life as Seattle grows up around her. Not surprisingly, there's a massive tower and a Starbucks on this spot today. Any idea what intersection we're looking at?