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!
Pictured is a Downtown Seattle view straight out of 1899. The most prominent building in the image, Hotel Stevens, actually lasted into the 1970's before it was torn down to make way for a government building. The same fate awaited the lightly-colored building on the right, though much sooner in our time-frame. The street looks like a major thoroughfare in it's day and the same can be said in modern Seattle as well.
So, take a guess as to where this photo was taken and for some bonus points throw out the buildings that now stand in place of the two big ones pictured.