Author Archives: Wedgwood in Seattle History

About Wedgwood in Seattle History

Valarie is a volunteer history writer for the Wedgwood neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.

The Confluence in 2014

The Thornton Creek Watershed of northeast Seattle flows toward Matthews Beach at NE 93rd Street on Lake Washington. The Confluence is the flat area along 35th Ave NE between NE 107th to 115th Streets, part of the Meadowbrook neighborhood. It … Continue reading

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A Log House Life in Wedgwood in the 1930s

The Reese brothers, Fred and Albert, grew up in a German-speaking farm community in Minnesota in the 1880’s. It was a hard-working life with limited opportunities, and the boys’ formal education ended at the eighth grade. From then on they … Continue reading

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A Princess in Wedgwood

In the 1950s and 1960s the Wedgwood Community Club (WCC) was busy dealing with issues of city limits, zoning, street improvements, establishment of a business district and needed services such as schools and postal delivery.  The Club was proud of … Continue reading

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Redefining the Boundaries of Wedgwood in the 1950s

In the 1940s and 1950s the neighborhoods of northeast Seattle grew rapidly, with housing developments filling up what had been semi-rural areas which were still outside the city limits.  Some people resisted the process of being absorbed into the City … Continue reading

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Great Backyard Bird Count 2014

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as fifteen minutes (or as … Continue reading

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The Seattle Archipelago, A.D. 7014

Originally posted on In the Brake:
Pretty sure that when this scenario comes to pass I’ll claw my way to the chieftaincy of the post-civilizational Queen Anne tribe, or at least some sort of low-middle sub-counselor position… This map is…

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Names in the Neighborhood: Wedgwood’s Boundaries and Neighborhood Identity

In the early 1900’s Wedgwood in northeast Seattle did not have a name or definite identity as a neighborhood. Some areas of Seattle, such as Fremont, had been started with an official name. Men who came out from Fremont, Nebraska, … Continue reading

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Birds Watching

Larry Hubbell is a renowned artist, photographer and author of the Union Bay Watch Blog which tracks the birds and animals on the body of water south of Laurelhurst.  Larry is especially well-known for documenting the daily life of eagles who like … Continue reading

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2013 in Review

Dear Readers, Here is the 2013 annual report for this blog.  Thank you to all of my readers in 2013, and please do let me know of topics you would like to read about in 2014. Happy New Year, … Continue reading

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A Sea Captain in Wedgwood

There were very few people living in Wedgwood one hundred years ago, and even fewer houses of that era in Wedgwood have survived in original condition.  The one-hundred-year-old Wedgwood house at 7500 43rd Ave NE, built in 1910, is still … Continue reading

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