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Hint: It's at the Intersection of Two Routes You Pass to Work

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Welcome to Cornerspotter, Curbed's 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 Washington, D.C. and its past!

Columnist John Kelly of The Washington Times described this location as "a place to go through, not a place to go to." Now, this location is thriving, and you've probably both been to this location multiple times and maybe even see it on your way to work every day. This photo was taken some time in the late 50s and the early 60s, and the current location is completely unrecognizable if compared to it. In the photo, it shows Mr. Braunstein's General Store, a rural corner store that used to sell candy and vegetables. Back in the day, this area used to include a cattle farm, a gravel quarry, and relatively little traffic. Now, it gets so much traffic that it probably slows down your commute every time you pass it.
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