Category Archives: businesses
A HistoryLink article by Greg Lange tells of the large-scale layoffs of employees at Boeing Aircraft which set off a recession in Seattle from 1967 to 1972. The population of Seattle plummeted as people left town to find work elsewhere. … Continue reading
In the 1940s the intersection of 35th Avenue NE and NE 95th Street had gas stations on three corners, and a used-car lot as well. This intersection on the northern boundary of the Wedgwood neighborhood once called itself Morningside or … Continue reading
The Wedgwood neighborhood of northeast Seattle has a linear business district along the arterial 35th Avenue NE, with stores clustered at the major intersections of NE 75th, 85th and 95th Streets. As the neighborhood began to take shape in the … Continue reading
The years following the end of World War Two in the 1940s saw the rise of new kinds of stores. Some were big supermarkets which had a much wider variety of products than traditional corner grocery stores, and some were … Continue reading
From 1936 to 1940 King County, Washington, which includes the greater Seattle area, undertook a survey of all existing buildings, both houses and businesses. The survey was 75% funded by the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) which helped provide jobs … Continue reading
Johnson’s Auto Repair is a long-time, locally-owned business in Wedgwood on 35th Ave NE at the southeast corner of NE 95th Street. This full-service repair shop has high ratings for quality and service.
The summer of 2017 marked the fortieth work anniversary for Liz Jones of the Adams Insurance Agency at 8613 35th Ave NE in the Wedgwood neighborhood’s business district. Liz, co-owner of Adams Insurance, is Wedgwood’s longest-time worker, and now business … Continue reading