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Cornerspotted: First & Spring in Downtown Seattle in 1899

The scene has changed along First Avenue in more than a hundred years

Yesterday we asked you to guess where this photo from 1899 was taken.

The answer is found in the caption of the photo: "Looking South on First Avenue, Seattle, from Spring Street, 1899"

The Globe Hotel was the southernmost building of the three that are now combined as the Alexis Hotel. The Hotel Stevens made it to about 1970 when it was torn down (along with its entire block) to build what is now the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building. The large light-colored building at right would have been torn down to build what is now the Federal Office Building.
· Cornerspotter: Where Have You Gone, Hotel Stevens? [CS]
· Hotel Stevens [Wikimedia]