Tag Archives: 1940s in Wedgwood

A Plat of Modernist Architecture in Wedgwood

World War Two, which ended in 1945, changed the economic landscape of Seattle.  Wartime production and the presence of many nearby military bases caused the population of Seattle to greatly increase.   Some other American cities experienced an economic slump as … Continue reading

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Albert Balch, Part Four: A New Development in Wedgwood

In the year 1940 Albert Balch was 37 years old and he was at a turning point both personally and professionally.  He had been married seven years and his family had expanded to four children.  His father and mother had … Continue reading

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Snow in Wedgwood

Wedgwood’s Wartime Snow Ted & Gerry Valaas were married on December 6, 1941 — the day before the Pearl Harbor attack which plunged the United States into World War Two.  As a pharmacist Ted was exempted from military service, and … Continue reading

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