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The Mock Family and Maple Leaf School

During the hot-weather week of August 12, 1910, The Seattle Daily Times newspaper carried reports of fires across the State of Washington, and one fire which struck closer to home, to the northeast just outside of the Seattle City limits. … Continue reading

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Continuing the Maple Creek Legacy

The story of the Maple Creek ravine in Wedgwood is that of dedicated conservationists who passed along the legacy from generation to generation.  Beginning in the 1930s Dr. & Mrs. Philip Rogers held their fifteen acres as a nature preserve.   In … Continue reading

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Laurette Stanley in Wedgwood

Laurette Augusta Young and Moses Terrell Stanley married in 1869 in Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa.  Each had come to Iowa as children when their parents migrated from other states to take advantage of the rich farmlands on the expanding … Continue reading

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The Busy Growing Years of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Seattle

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church has a storied history as one of the oldest congregations in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle, second only to Wedgwood Presbyterian Church. A Catholic parish called St. Ignatius began in the neighborhood in … Continue reading

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Wedgwood’s Wildlife

Throughout northeast Seattle there are many ravines, big and small, with creeks running eastward down to their outlets at Lake Washington.  As can be seen throughout the city, there are possum, raccoon and coyotes living in Wedgwood’s ravines.   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 1880s. 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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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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Albert Balch, Part Six: Architecture and Neighborhoods

Albert Balch, developer of Wedgwood, constantly watched trends and looked ahead to anticipate “the next thing” in the building of houses and neighborhoods. Balch saw that in the period following the end of World War Two, people were spreading out … Continue reading

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Names in the Neighborhood: from Pontiac to Wedgwood

In 1887 the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad was up and running, a line now followed by the Burke-Gilman Trail.  The railroad paralleled streetcar lines from downtown Seattle as far as Fremont which was a major transportation hub for … Continue reading

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From Yesler to Wedgwood

The intersection of 35th Avenue NE at NE 85th Street is the heart of the Wedgwood neighborhood and is its main commercial center. Today it is difficult to imagine that any corner of this intersection would be vacant, and yet … Continue reading

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