Category Archives: Fremont neighborhood in Seattle

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 property investors from Fremont, Nebraska.  Prior to the development’s receiving its official name in 1888, there were other nearby neighborhood reference points, such as the community of Ross.  Today the former … 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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History of the Fremont Neighborhood in Seattle

Fremont in Seattle was one of the city’s early neighborhoods with its own identity.  It was founded as a land development, like a suburb, with the name of Fremont given because its investors came from Fremont, Nebraska.  In 1888 Edward and … Continue reading

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Neighborhoods of Seattle: comparing the origins of Fremont and Wedgwood

How does the history and development of Wedgwood compare to that of other neighborhoods in Seattle? Fremont was one of the earliest land claims in Seattle in the 1850s, but it was not populated until developers bought the land in … Continue reading

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The Holiday Season in Wedgwood

According to the Doomsday sign held by the Waiting for the Interurban statue in Fremont, December 21, 2012, was The End of the World!  Maybe Doomsday will only occur in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, which is The Center of … Continue reading

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