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Cornerspotter: A Little Corner By a Big Park

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!

Image: Seattle Municipal Archives

While now there's less fence and less commotion on this corner, it remains functionally unchanged since 1973. The dedication ceremony for this "landscaped triangle" is documented here— and if these people were stoked on this corner then, imagine how excited they were a couple of years later when hundreds of acres of city park opened just a block away. Between this little corner, that gigantic park, and the amazing plaid suit at the forefront of the photo, it seems the 1970s were a pretty magical time for the north end of our fair city.
· All Cornerspotter coverage [CS]