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Fremont’s Queen City Bank

The Fremont neighborhood of Seattle started out in 1888 with some major industries including a lumber mill, tannery and iron foundry.  By the 1920s there were only two large business sites and there were other subtle signs of decline in … Continue reading

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The Fukano Family in Fremont

In Washington State in the year 1910, the census showed that one out of every four residents was foreign-born.  Of the other three out of four, many were first-generation, born in the USA of immigrant parents, and having come to … Continue reading

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Fremont in Seattle: Street Names and Neighborhood Boundaries

Fremont in Seattle began as a planned community after investors purchased the land and filed a plat map in May 1888.  A “plat” is any defined area of land for which a plan of lots and streets is laid out. … Continue reading

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The Fremont Neighborhood in Seattle: Why the Name?

Each neighborhood of Seattle proudly waves the banner of its unique name, and yet many were named in a similar way:  by real estate investors.   Fremont in Seattle was also named by real estate investors.  What made the Seattle … Continue reading

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Fremont and Seattle’s Ship Canal

Seattle’s earliest white settlers saw immediately that it would be possible to connect its freshwater lakes to the saltwater Puget Sound by means of a canal.  At a Fourth of July picnic in 1854, Thomas Mercer proposed the name of … Continue reading

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People of the Ship Canal: Remsberg & Dixon, Fremont Businessmen

The news of Seattle’s Great Fire of June 6, 1889, was carried by newspapers all over the USA.  The story of the pioneer City of Seattle which heroically resolved to rise from the ashes and rebuild after the Fire, attracted … Continue reading

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Fremont History in its Houses

The Fremont neighborhood has a lively history which parallels the story of the City of Seattle’s growth and development.  Just as in the beginnings of Seattle in what is now downtown, the earliest white settlers of Fremont were attracted by … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Pioneers of Fremont: John Ross

Fremont, a neighborhood in north Seattle, was named by a property investor from Fremont, Nebraska.  Prior to the development’s receiving its official name in 1888, there were other nearby neighborhood reference points.  One of these was the community of Ross.  … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Pioneers of Fremont: B.F. Day – Part Two

The Panic of 1893, a nationwide economic crash, had a chilling effect upon Seattle.  Historian Thomas Prosch wrote that Seattle businesses, banks manufacturers and even churches closed down and went out of business due to lack of money to operate. … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Pioneers of Fremont: B.F. Day – Part One

The Fremont neighborhood was one of Seattle’s most successful early suburbs, with people moving to the site beginning in 1888.   When I speak of “Fremont” in this blog post, I mean the area as it is now defined, which … Continue reading

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