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Cornerspotter: A Very '90s Transformation on Capitol Hill

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!


Image: Seattle Municipal Archives

Two decades is apparently about a century in Capitol Hill years. While virtually any Seattle resident would recognize this corner now — largely because of the intersection's odd layout — in 1994 it looked a little different.

Need a hint? While the building that currently stands in this spot, built in 1998, is significantly taller than the ill-fated University Savings Bank, it's still just one story tall. Way to not use that vertical space, massive chain store!
· All Cornerspotter coverage [CS]