Welcome to Cornerspotter, Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Chicago and its past!
Those schooled in sepia-toned Chicago are familiar with the Schlitz signs of yore, a bar beacon and branding coup that sprouted above several dozen tied houses across the city. What sets this particular corner apart is that just down the block from where this Schlitz signage once beckoned is now a local bar legend that likely never saw a drop of that particular brew pass through its coolers or tap lines. In addition, the building clearly seen on the right side of this photo from the '30s, depicting the northeast corner of this particular crossroads, isn't a bar anymore, but still serves booze as its stock in trade. Chicago history buffs, while it's clear that the streetcar has since been replaced by buses, we'd like to know what North Side intersection we're looking at?
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