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: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll post the answer on Friday. And hey: no cheating!
Image: Seattle Municipal Archives
The exact location of this would be a little more recognizable today — and driving where the bridge to the right was, you'd have a much better view. Pictured here in 1956, the intersection has billboards and a little shop. Now, the billboards are higher up, and at this level, things are pretty sparse, although if you go a little off the concrete path you might find a couple of port-related businesses.
Need a hint? Not a lot of people drive through here; they mostly drive over on their way to somewhere, unless their destination is a boat, barge, or warehouse.
Written by Sarah Anne Lloyd