Author Archives: Wedgwood in Seattle History

About Wedgwood in Seattle History

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

December in Wedgwood: Hunter Tree Farm

William O. Hunter and his wife Carol met at Shelton High School in rural Mason County, Washington, where William’s father had a dairy farm.  William and Carol married in 1948 and they began taking the farmland into the next-generation of … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Update: December 2014

Along the arterial 35th Ave NE there is a low point in the road between NE 105th and 115th Streets.  In past times before the building of roads and houses, the area was a natural flood plain for The Confluence … Continue reading

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From Morningside to Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

Before Wedgwood acquired its name, a sense of identity and defined boundaries in the 1940’s and 1950’s, the name Morningside was often used for the neighborhood.  Beginning in 1913 the Morningside Heights plat on the west side of 35th Ave … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Update: November 2014

Since June 2014 the arterial 35th Ave NE has been closed at the point of NE 107th Street while the South Branch of Thornton Creek has been rechanneled and a flood plain created for greater capacity to hold water.  The … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

The Wedgwood neighborhood of northeast Seattle, renowned for its beautiful trees, is a wonderland of color during the autumn season.  The flame ash street trees have turned crimson in October-November.  The street trees extend along 35th Ave NE beginning at NE … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Update: October 2014

In October 2014 the flame ash street trees along 35th Ave NE are showing their autumn colors.  Since June 2014 street signs have been posted to warn drivers along the arterial that 35th Ave NE is closed to through-traffic at … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Untidy Beauty

Author Christy Peterson has provided us with a good excuse NOT to rake up all the leaves in the yard!  Skip the tidying, Christy advises.  Left where they fall, leaves and dying vegetation provide habitat for birds.  In rethinking fall … Continue reading

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