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 medieval-looking mansion was one of the earliest to be erected in the swampy Near North, built by a prominent architecture firm for an equally prominent captain of industry. One of the grandest too, the foundation was built of blue limestone, the cappings of Bedford stone, and the exterior walls of granite. The roof was red tile with Gothic ornament. It met its end as many North Side, lake-proximate mansions did: death by high-rise, as population flooded north. The home was demolished 80 years after construction, but only our salt-and-pepper readership would've been around to see it. So, what's the home and where did it stand?