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Drum Roll, Please ... and the Answer Is 18th and Rittenhouse!

Cornerspotter is a Curbed Philly feature in which we post a historical image of the city and ask readers to identify it.

The big winner of our most recent Cornerspotter contest is Fitler Square resident Ken Young, who wrote: "That's the Harrison Mansion –18th between Walnut and Locust, designed after the original in St. Petersburg." Indeed it is. How did he know? "There is a book about Rittenhouse that I bought at Barnes & Noble one day. This house is on its cover." Like many Curbed readers, Young is also a bit of an urban wanderer. "I do think that walking around Center City, especially in the blocks around Fitler and Rittenhouse, one gets a sense of what it was like to live here in 1880 or 1910 and that’s pretty fun. That’s what the book is about – and how I knew about the corner."

· Images of America: Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square [Arcadia Publishing]