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!
Those impressive mountains, that sleepy, small-town vibe—where could this be? This photo, taken around 1938, shows what's still a busy intersection today, now as part of a small downtown. It might be hard to recognize, as many of the buildings in this photo are either gone or significantly altered now. Think you know where the intersection is? Name it in the comments!
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