Welcome to CornerSpotter, Curbed's weekly game in which you, fair readers, consult archival streetscape photos or postcard illustrations to identify the building(s) and/or location presented. Time to tap that reservoir of urban minutiae and flaunt it before your fellow readers. Fire away in the comments, and we'll reveal the correct identity and backstory on Friday.
Still standing tall, this old South Side church is well over 100 years old. Built as a Swedish Evangelical Covenant church, the area's present demographics suggest its congregants are no longer of Scandinavian descent. In fact, Googe Streetview inspection reveals that it has no congregation apart from the informal one gathered near its front steps. Although vacant, the structure appears crisp and clean. As for its environs, empty lots and depopulation is the name of the game. Final hint: the church stands about two miles west of Washington Park. Let the cornerspotting begin!
·CornerSpotter [Curbed Chicago]