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Early Architecture in Wedgwood

The history of the Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle goes back only a little more than one hundred years.  Wedgwood was slow to be settled because northeast Seattle was inland, not located on a water resource such as a river … 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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From Morningside to Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

In the 1920s and 1930s before Wedgwood acquired its name, a 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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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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Life in Morningside Heights, Wedgwood: Walter S. Wood

In the early 1900s the Wedgwood neighborhood did not yet have a name and the area was quite rural.  The Morningside Heights plat from NE 90th to 95th Streets, 25th to 35th Avenues NE, was one of the early sections of Wedgwood to … Continue reading

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The Nevins and Park Plat in Wedgwood

The Nevins and Park plat in Wedgwood is five acres of land, one long block from NE 82nd to 85th Streets, 28th to 30th Avenues NE.   The plat was filed in 1918 by John R. Nevins and Earl G. Park, architects, who built … Continue reading

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The Ginseng Farm in Wedgwood

On the census of the year 1900 in Seattle Mr. Charles E. Thorpe was listed as a lodger in a private home on Denny Way near present-day Seattle Center.   By 1905 Mr. Thorpe had become one of the earliest residents of the future Wedgwood … Continue reading

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