Author Archives: Wedgwood in Seattle History

About Wedgwood in Seattle History

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

Celebrate Yesler Swamp

The wonderful Yesler Swamp Trail with amenities such as a boardwalk and benches, will celebrate its completion on Sunday afternoon, October 16th, from 1 to 3 PM.

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Representing Wedgwood: the Community Council

In the year 2015 the City of Seattle reorganized City Council representation.  The City now has a councilmember for each newly created geographical district.  Districts were equalized to about 90,000 people in each. The Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle has … Continue reading

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Looking for the Seattle Experience: Betty MacDonald

If you have ever encountered tourists at Snoqualmie Falls and North Bend who are looking for Twin Peaks sites, or visitors from around the world who flock to Forks in search of Twilight, then you have had a taste of … Continue reading

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Tour of Modern Sacred Spaces in Wedgwood

On Saturday, September 10th, there will be a tour of two modern architectural churches in the Wedgwood neighborhood:  Our Lady of the Lake and University Unitarian.

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Making the Cut: Centennial of Seattle’s Ship Canal

Seattle’s Ship Canal crosses the city like a waistline, joining the freshwater Lake Washington to the waters of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean beyond.  The building of the Ship Canal was one of the biggest events in the history … Continue reading

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Looking, Listening, Birding

Northeast Seattle has wonderful natural areas where you may see birds and other wildlife, including Magnuson Park on Lake Washington, Meadowbrook Pond at NE 107th Street on the east side of 35th Ave NE, and the Union Bay Natural Area. … Continue reading

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Wedgwood’s Business District in 1958

All of the Wedgwood neighborhood came into the Seattle City Limits in 1954, and then all of Wedgwood’s businesses were listed in the Seattle City Directories.  The business listings are a fascinating look at the economics and lifestyle of the … Continue reading

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