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Cornerspotter: Central District Street Before Cherry Blossoms

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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

Pictured in 1959, this Central District street is missing a few things. It doesn't know it yet but eventually it'll be lined with beautiful cherry trees and their pink blossoms. Most if not all of the apartments buildings pictured still stand, though that mailbox hasn't survived the years. You won't find old times cars lining the streets anymore but there's still plenty of parking. Any idea what intersection we're standing at?