Cornerspotter is a Curbed Philly feature in which we show you a historical image of the city and you identify it. The prize? Your name and quirky biographical info here as well as a historic Philadelphia postcard snail-mailed to your home.
Here was last week's challenge, which eluded the men. The photo was taken in 1935:
That's Second and Arch streets in Old City, which Beth Hoffman correctly guessed.
"I'm a runner and a high school counselor," Beth told us. "I'm originally from South Jersey but currently reside in Old City. I'm always running, driving, or walking up and down North Second Street." Beth said our hint—that a glassware store wouldn't be out of place today—helped her figure it out. "It also helps out that my boyfriend is a Philadelphia history buff. As soon as we saw this picture, we immediately knew where it was located!"
Beth, this is a great moment in feminist history. Well, at least on this website.
· Cornerspotter [CPHI]