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. Think of it as previous Curbed feature Looking Back but with new bragging rights. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge of Washington D.C.'s past.
Although this lovely sepia photo was not dated, we do know that it was featured in a book by Neal Harper Kenton that was published in 1911 and that the featured building (which is still standing in D.C. today) is over 150 years old. It has had a storied history as an assembly hall where Mark Twain once spoke and a more sordid history as a military prison where some deserting soldiers ultimately died. More recently, Tom Cruise made an appearance inside this Greek Revival building in a film shot partially within the District. Finally, the building is named after it's original owner. Do you think you know what it is and where it's located? Guess away!