Welcome to CornerSpotter, Curbed's regular 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 circa 1910 photo takes in an 1890s triangular building that once held down one corner of a well-known six corner intersection on the North Side. That intersection is not as tightly packed as it once was, but still maintains some old structures and a bit of commerce. The biggest change to the site is an expanse of newer townhouses beginning at the intersection and reaching into the horizon. The above building, needless to say, was not favored for adaptive reuse by the townhouse developer and has been gone for 20 years or so. What's the corner, folks?