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.
Not every corner of town had superior built form a half-century ago. Take this intersection, now a densely-built appendage to downtown with bountiful services, improved streetscaping, and better roadway infrastructure. This photo's eastward perspective doesn't show a lot of the surrounding neighborhood, but we'll tell you that areas to the south and immediate north were primarily industrial. That changed about 25 years ago, eventually bringing development pressure to the intermediate rail yards— an unlikely occurrence anywhere further from The Loop. So now, what are the coordinates?
·Cornerspotter [Curbed Chicago]