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Cornerspotted: Spiral Collective, Corner of Cass and Willis

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Though there weren't too many clues in the photo, commenter JD Whiting was first to correctly cornerspot the corner of Cass Avenue and Willis Street in Midtown. Back when this photo was taken (sometime in the 1970s), this building was home to Cobb's Corner Bar, an up-and-coming jazz venue known for single-handedly revitalizing this part of the Cass Corridor. Unfortunately, bar owner/Cass Corridor advocate/small-time drug dealer Henry Normile was shot dead just outside of the bar in 1979. Today the corner is home to the Spiral Art Collective, while the apartment building across the street is now a parking lot.
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