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Cornerspotter: Grand Hotel Into Grand Parking Lot

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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 Monday. And hey: no cheating!


Photo: University of Washington

Pictured in 1904, this hotel lasted until 1960 when it was torn down. Designed by architect Elmer Fisher, it survived the Great Fire of 1889. For the last fifty years, it's been a parking lot. Shame, it was a beauty. Any idea what the cross-streets were?