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Cornerspotted: The Renovated Collins Building Is New Again

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Yesterday, we asked you to guess what this 19th century Seattle building is is and where it's located. Guess we gave you an easy one because we got a whole lot of folks who guessed correctly it's the Collins Building at 520 Second Avenue. We'll give it to bsl521 for getting it first.

Image: Wikimedia Some say it was built in 1889, others say 1894. Either way, it's old. Among the Collins Building's initial tenants was the Seattle Public Library. Today, the ground-floor retail space is occupied by the Collins Pub while it's all office space upstairs. Other past tenants include Wilson's Modern Business College and Thomas Investment Co., though the sign in the photo above isn't real, it was added to the image after the fact.
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1000 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104