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Hint: A Reorientation Placed This Station Entrance Elsewhere

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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 tomorrow.

This station entrance—one of a few at this CTA stop—closed in the 1970s but the businesses stayed put a little while longer. A plain brick structure of like proportions transplanted the single-story buildings pictured in the above mid-70s photo. This was an original station entrance built to serve an elevated line, and lasted several years beyond removal of those tracks. It was also the last of the entrances to involve a useable above-ground building, as today's entrances are just escalator shelters. For a little more context, the camera is pointed northeast and the taller building at the top of the frame is still standing. Let's hear it from the experts... what's the intersection?