Category Archives: Houses

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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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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A Sea Captain in Wedgwood

There were very few people living in Wedgwood one hundred years ago, and even fewer houses of that era in Wedgwood have survived in original condition.  The one-hundred-year-old Wedgwood house at 7500 43rd Ave NE, built in 1910, is still … Continue reading

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