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Cornerspotter: Only the Bar Is Gone

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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: We'll post the answer on Friday. And hey: no cheating!

Photo: Seattle Municipal Archives

When this photo was taken in 1957, if you found yourself on this corner, you could totally hit the Lamp Post Tavern. But now, that location is an auto repair shop. We're pretty sure they don't serve drinks there, although it doesn't hurt to ask.

Not a whole lot else has changed from this scene — this neighborhood hasn't been hit as hard by Seattle's boom in residential development. Some of the trees may even be the same, although they would've grown a bit in the past five-plus decades.