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Cornerspotter: Bright Lights on a Mellow Night

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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: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer on Friday. And hey: no cheating!

It's a sleepy Sunday night in 1952, but according to its sign, the Florence Theater is open all night — we're guessing that's where the few signs of life in this photo from the Seattle Municipal Archives are headed. The theater's structure is still standing today, but the building is awfully nondescript without the marquee. It's also more noticeably dwarfed by its neighbors to the left and right, both of which are still standing. In fact, if you could see more of the tower to the right it would be a dead giveaway. Think you know this corner — even at night?