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Cornerspotter: Fair Distance From the Seattle World's Fair

Written by Sarah Anne Lloyd

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 Friday. And hey: no cheating!


Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives

Taken in August 1962, right in the middle of the Seattle World's Fair, one can clearly see the Science Center arches in the background of this photo. Most of the buildings running along the right side of the photograph had been around for quite a while, and most have even stood their ground — including the one with the arched windows directly in the foreground. Those directions to Queen Anne, however, have since come down.

Need a hint? If you look closely, you can see the names of a couple of brick apartment buildings that, as far as we can tell, still rent out apartments today, although both of 'em are nearly a century old.