Welcome to CornerSpotter, Curbed's new and fast expanding 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.
This humongous church, built in the 1870s, was the second incarnation of a growing protestant congregation anchored on Chicago's North Side. The group's first gathering place was much smaller, set a few blocks from here, and was lost to The Fire just seven years after opening. The church pictured above was the congregation's primary structure until the 1920s, when money was raised for a migration one avenue north. The physical structure no longer among us, the site's current use is an extension and evolution of the church. The neighboring walkups are also gone. Well, there it is. Thoughts? If you really want to impress, name the intersection and the vanished building.