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.
[Before and after images via Los Angeles Public Library photo collection] It's unusual for us to get a before-and-after photo for Cornerspotter, so this is very exciting! According to the LA Public Library photo collection, the building in the first picture ("before") was "slated by the City Department of Building and Safety for slum clearance." The unsightly shanty made way for a beautiful parking lot. Progress! What intersection would this parking lot be closest to today?
· Cornerspotter [Curbed LA]