Category Archives: School histories

Lincoln High School in Seattle

A ribbon-cutting and open-house event was held at Seattle’s Lincoln High School on September 3, 2019, as the school celebrated its modernization and renovation.  There will be more opportunities for alumni to tour the building — see the Lincoln Lynx … Continue reading

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Remembering Shearwater

The Decatur Annex building was on NE 77th Street at the corner of 43rd Ave NE, at the southern end of what is now Decatur School.  The little white wood-frame Annex was the last building from the complex of Navy … Continue reading

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Wedgwood’s Nathan Eckstein Middle School

In 1919 the Seattle School Board established a new program of “intermediate education” for grades 7, 8 and 9.  Up until that time, elementary schools went through the eighth grade and high school was four years.  One of the main … Continue reading

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The Mock Family and Maple Leaf School

During the hot-weather week of August 12, 1910, The Seattle Daily Times newspaper carried reports of fires across the State of Washington, and one fire which struck closer to home, to the northeast just outside of the Seattle City limits. … Continue reading

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Wilson’s Exposition Heights

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, a world’s-fair event, attracted people to Seattle even before the fair’s opening date of June 1, 1909.  When news of the Exposition plans became known in 1906, people from all over the USA began coming to Seattle … Continue reading

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School Day Memories: November 22, 1963

November 22, 1963 is remembered as a turning point in the lives of Baby Boomers who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. Young, vital John F. Kennedy, the first US President to be born in the twentieth century, was … Continue reading

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Names in the Neighborhood: from Decatur to Thornton Creek

Author’s note: This article is about the name of a school in the Wedgwood neighborhood.  If you are looking for the creek named after John Thornton, go here.   For an outline of the history of the Thornton Creek watershed and … 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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From Wedgwood to Meadowbrook

In the 1920s and 1930s the (future) Wedgwood area lacked a strong name association in part because it lacked a school to give the neighborhood an identity.  But just to the north, on NE 100th Street at the corner of … Continue reading

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The Beginnings of Wedgwood School

The story of Wedgwood School at 2720 NE 85th Street shows how dramatically the population of the neighborhood increased after World War Two ended in 1945.  Wedgwood teemed with young families and children during the post-war “Baby Boom” years, and … Continue reading

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