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.
Between the written text in the window and the telltale crates and barrels out front, the purpose of this late 19th century building might be somewhat obvious. But such a small building would likely not exist in this neighborhood anymore and in fact, this corner currently houses a particularly large and not terribly well-liked structure. What is this building and on what corner did it stand?