Cornerspotter is a Curbed Philly feature in which we show you a historical photo of the city and you tell us where the photo was taken. The prize? Your name here along with our promise to spot you for a soft pretzel. Send your guesses to our tipline: firstname.lastname@example.org
No one got this week's Cornerspotter, which is a photo of Eighth and Market from 1860. We picked the person who got closest fastest as our winner. That was Julie Parr, who lived in Philly for 18 years but moved to New Haven, Conn., two years ago.
"I love Philly more than anywhere and am still very attached," Parr writes. "I visit frequently." Well, of course. Who wouldn't? Parr lived in the G-Ho area, at 10th and Spruce, in West Philly, Roxborough, Germantown and 15th and Pine—so it's no surprise she was able to get close to the answer. Parr also had very interesting jobs while she lived here: "I did all sorts of things in Philly from running the needle exchange program (Prevention Point) to being the hostess at Pamplona to being a fundraiser at the Wharton School. Now I'm the director of development for an environmental organization in New Haven."
She moved for work? That's unacceptable. We need Philly boosters like Parr in our area. Hear that, Philly? Bring this woman back.
Stay tuned for next week's edition of Cornerspotter, which will be much easier, we promise. Maybe it'll have City Hall in the photo.