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Cornerspotter: 1911 Storm Condemns This Seattle Building

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: Wikimedia

In 1911, a storm surged through Pioneer Square during regrading efforts and while many buildings made it out fine, this one was doomed and condemned. A mishmash of concrete, wood and brick, we suppose it was doomed from the start. Today, this specific spot is used for parking on the inside while the outside is the perfect grassy spot to relax. Don't worry, storms won't do this kind of damage here anymore. So, any idea where this spot is today?