Category Archives: taverns

Dooley’s Tavern on Sand Point Way NE

A few minutes after midnight on April 7, 1920, the lights began to blink and go out at the Lincoln Hotel on Fourth & Madison Streets in downtown Seattle.  The desk clerk and the night watchmen smelled smoke, and they … Continue reading

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The History of Wedgwood’s Neighborhood Pubs

The Wedgwood neighborhood’s two pubs, the Wedgwood Ale House and the Fiddler’s Inn, anchor the business intersections of NE 85th and 95th Streets along the main arterial of 35th Avenue NE.  The story of the founding of each tavern in the … Continue reading

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Walter Haines, founder of the Fiddler’s Inn, Wedgwood

The Fiddler’s Inn at 9219 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood has a history which dates back to the end of Prohibition on December 5, 1933, when beer and wine again could be sold to the public.  The founder and original owner … Continue reading

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Wedgwood’s First Business District

The development of Wedgwood’s first business district began with J.W. (Joe) Shauer, an enterprising businessman who moved his family from Greenwood to Wedgwood in 1920.  Mr. Shauer (pronounced shower) paid $1,000 for an acre of property on the west side … Continue reading

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The Ida’s Inn Beer Parlor in Wedgwood

The Ihrig family were German immigrants who ended their westward migration when they came to Seattle in 1883.   In 1852 Adam & Mary Ihrig had first settled in northern Illinois in a large German farming community.   Adam & Mary decided … Continue reading

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