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Cornerspotter: Everything Changes Except Those Spires

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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!


Image: Seattle Municipal Archives

If you've lived here long enough, you probably recognize those spires right away. You might not recognize much else in this photo, though. Even though this is from 1953, you'd be hard-pressed to find a Seattle neighborhood that's changed so much in such little time. Those two buildings in the foreground are long gone (though the house next to the church is still there) and you'll find new condos on the next block down. Any idea what intersection we're looking at?