Category Archives: Houses

A Plat of Traditional Architecture in Wedgwood

After Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered an increase in military preparedness in the USA.  This directly affected the Seattle area due to its nearby military bases and production of war-related materials like … Continue reading

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Finding House Histories in Wedgwood

Do you know the history of your house?   Information about your house, including its age and its setting in the Wedgwood neighborhood of northeast Seattle, can tell you about the house itself and about the people who have lived on … Continue reading

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Balch and Beyond: New Architecture in Wedgwood

The Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle acquired its name and identity in the 1940s with the work of developer Albert Balch.  Balch filed a plat plan on July 31, 1941 for a forty-acre tract of land (five square blocks) on … Continue reading

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Early Architecture in Wedgwood

The history of the Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle goes back only a little more than one hundred years.  Wedgwood was slow to be settled because northeast Seattle was inland, not located on a water resource such as a river … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

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Originally posted on Shelf Talk:
Have you ever wanted to explore the history behind some of Seattle’s unique bungalow homes? This month we launched a new digital collection featuring the iconic Bungalow Magazine that lets you do just that. Bungalow…

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Old Houses and New Construction in Wedgwood: the Blue House

The Blue House at 2316 NE 85th Street in Wedgwood is vacant and its future is uncertain.  Today in Wedgwood there are many sites where old houses are being torn down and new ones built in their place. At some … Continue reading

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Old Houses in Seattle History

Around Seattle’s neighborhoods there are old houses which embody the history of the city’s development and growth.  In Seattle’s early years it seemed that carpenters were everywhere and today we can still see examples of carpenter-built wood-frame houses.  The Pioneer … Continue reading

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The Big Green House: Thanks for the Memories

On February 17, 2015, the hundred-year-old Big Green House at 7321 35th Ave NE came to the end of its lifespan and to me, it felt like the death of a friend. The Big Green House was like an eccentric, … Continue reading

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Requiem for the Big Green House

Some neighborhoods of Seattle have any number of houses which are one hundred years old or older, but in Wedgwood the number of hundred-year-old houses is very small.   One was the Big Green House at 7321 35th Ave NE … Continue reading

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Wedgwood Memories: If a House Could Talk

If houses could talk!  We can just imagine all the memories of Wedgwood neighborhood life from our childhood days, which a house could tell. In this guest post from Carleen Ormbrek Zimmerman who is one of the Seattle Urban Sketchers, … Continue reading

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