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Hint: Once Depressing Intersection May Be Hoppin' Soon

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Cornerspotter is a Curbed Philly feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: philly@curbed.com. And hey: no cheating!


There are two hints for the price of one in that headline. Back in the olden days—we won't say which ones—there was a notably depressing feature of this area. In the 21st century, though, it may just turn into a hot spot, depending on how certain things progress.

We think this is a tough one—almost nothing in the photo remains there today—but we've said that many times, and we're always proven wrong. Know the answer? Leave it in the comments or, for enhanced glory, send it to our tipline.