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Cornerspotter: A South Seattle Street Scene From 1914

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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 Friday. And hey: no cheating!


Seattle Municipal Archives

Here's the cool thing about this photo of Seattle from 1914. The house in the forefront on the left is still standing. The road also still slopes up like that but otherwise everything has changed, as you'd expect. The intersection this image comes from has become one of South Seattle's busiest. The road ahead doesn't go all the way through anymore. Retail and residences have bisected the street from itself, though it picks up again on the other side. Any idea what intersection we're looking at?