Welcome to Cornerspotter, a weekly Curbed 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 Los Angeles and its past! Think you know the answer? Tell us in the comments.
In honor of Hotels Week, we're asking about a place of lodging in this week's Cornerspotter. Passing over some of the more well-known hotels, like the beautiful Westminster Hotel or the altitudinous Mount Washington Hotel (once reachable by funicular; now HQ for the Self-Realization Fellowship), let's focus in on the Hotel Kermit, which is, sadly, no longer with us. It looked like quite the bustling spot in the late 1930s, and it seemed to have a decent location: across from a cocktail place and near a streetcar. Now: at what intersection was this photo taken?
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