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Hint: You Can Often Find These on Street Corners

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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!


Can you guess what the red and blue points on this map represent? As you can tell from the red lines sectioning off the map, the sections don't represent the District's quadrants, but instead the limits of a certain kind of district. A program called "Art on Call" transformed what those blue points represent into pieces of artworks. This map dates back to June 30, 1891, but many of these points existed in the early 1860s. Final hint: the many points on the map are often on street corners, and they used to really light up the District when they were in use. Leave your answer in the comments, and come back tomorrow to see if your guess was correct
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