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!
This being Outdoors Week and all, we're going to take Cornerspotter camping. This photo is undated, but we're guessing it was taken around the turn of the century due to some local landmarks. The coastal shot shows a stairwell with "99 steps" leading up from the beach to a cliff above. At least some of the structures along the beach are actually "house-tents." That sort of thing wouldn't be tolerated today. For one thing, it might mess with the bike/pedestrian/rollerblade path along this stretch now—or the giant fancy houses. Think you know which beach this is? Tell us in the comments!
· Cornerspotter [Curbed LA]