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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll post the answer on Monday. And hey: no cheating!
Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives
This one might be a bit of a gimme, but, we'll see. You're looking at a three-way intersection in 1949 that's just as busy to this day. That gas station and tire shop (was it really called Blow Out Tires? What a terrible name.) is gone and in its place you'll find a watering hole and coffee drive-thru. The bridge on the right, which is probably the give-away, is still going strong. So, what are the three streets that meet at this intersection?
Conerspotter Correction: Chris R. emailed us to let us know that last week's Cornerspotter intersection might have been incorrect. "I believe the photo was taken at South King St and 23rd, looking South. You can see the house at 23rd & Atlantic at the end of the street and Beacon Hill in the distance." Anyone else want to jump in and confirm? Good eye, Chris.