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!
The real Seattle waterfront used to look like this, at least in parts. Before they filled it all in and created what we know today as Downtown, Pioneer Square, SoDo and other neighborhoods along Elliiott Bay, Seattle was marshy and muddy. People built where they could and, we assume, hoped for the best. That includes the Centennial Mill out there in the upper left corner. These days, you're looking at a very important spot in Seattle, at least on fall Sundays and summer evenings.
So, any idea what neighborhood(s) we're looking at and what big structures now sit on what used to be these muddy waters?