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Guess The Intersection Of This Historical Photo

Cornerspotter is the Curbed Vancouver feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline. We'll post the answer later this week.


Here's a historical photo of a busy intersection somewhere between the heart of downtown and Gastown, which is now speckled with pedestrians and cars alike. Can't seem to figure it out? We've got some pretty detailed hints:

"The 3-storey structure with Roman arched top floor windows (the third building from the corner) has two possible designers – either it was built in 1889 for D Campbell, and designed by William Blackmore, or it was the Abbott Block designed a year earlier by N S Hoffar. Both were described in contemporary newspapers as 'beside the Lady Stephen Block' If it's the Abbott Block (and it does look like a Hoffar design), then the building with the triangular pediment and huge curved window would be W T Dalton's 1898 block for A P Costobadie."

Tell us in the comments section what intersection you think it is.