Category Archives: Land records and surveys
There is no resource list of the meanings of Seattle’s street names or how the street names were derived. Even the granddaughters of Seattle city founder Arthur Denny were left to speculate on his choices of the names for twelve … Continue reading
Fremont in Seattle began as a planned community after investors purchased the land and filed a plat map in May 1888. A “plat” is any defined area of land for which a plan of lots and streets is laid out. … Continue reading
Each neighborhood of Seattle proudly waves the banner of its unique name, and yet many were named in a similar way: by real estate investors. Fremont in Seattle was also named by real estate investors. What made the Seattle … Continue reading
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
Have you heard of Frederich Drumpf, a German immigrant who operated a restaurant in Seattle in the 1890s? Real historians use original documents and verify their sources, and in this essay by Seattle historian Rob Ketcherside, we see that getting … Continue reading
Did you know that the Washington State Office of the Secretary of State has a blog page???? Well, it seems like just about everyone has a blog now!
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