Category Archives: churches

Gas Stations and Growth in Northeast Seattle: Gray’s Service Station

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

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Tour of Modern Sacred Spaces in Wedgwood

On September 10, 2016, there will be a tour of two modern architectural churches in the Wedgwood neighborhood:  Our Lady of the Lake and University Unitarian.

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Churches and Changes in Wedgwood

There are four church buildings within the boundaries of northeast Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood from NE 75th to 95th Streets.  Each congregation has had different locations, buildings and names over the years. The names and the patterns of use of the … Continue reading

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From Morningside to Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

In the 1920s and 1930s before Wedgwood acquired its name, its sense of identity and defined boundaries, the name Morningside was often used for the neighborhood.  Beginning in 1913 the Morningside Heights plat on the west side of 35th Ave … Continue reading

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Oriental Gardens in Meadowbrook

A massive earthquake struck the city of San Francisco in the early morning hours of April 18, 1906.  But worse than the damage caused by the earthquake itself were the fires which raged through the city for three days afterward. … Continue reading

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Wedgwood’s University Unitarian Church

UPDATE:  In 2018-2019 the University Unitarian Church congregation has vacated their building so that it can be renovated.  The building is fenced off, leading to some rumors that it is going to be torn down — not so!  The congregation … Continue reading

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The Conroy family in Wedgwood

Sam and Mary Ellen Conroy came to the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle in about 1915.  They lived a rural lifestyle of using draft horses for construction and road work, and they helped nurture the Chapel of St. Ignatius which met … Continue reading

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