Tag Archives: 1950’s in Wedgwood

Wedgwood Memories: If a House Could Talk

If houses could talk!  We can just imagine all the memories of Wedgwood neighborhood life from our childhood days, which a house could tell. In this guest post from Carleen Ormbrek Zimmerman who is one of the Seattle Urban Sketchers, … Continue reading

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Working for Mr. Balch

The developer of the Wedgwood neighborhood, Albert Balch, was born in Gem, Idaho, finished high school in Blaine, Washington, and graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle.  In 1934 Balch was thirty years old, married and about to become … 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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Growing Up with Balch

In the summer of 1953 sixteen-year-old Jon Jarvis, newly possessed of a driver’s license, enjoyed chugging around Wedgwood in a Model T Ford he had acquired.   Lack of a driver’s license did not stop Jon’s thirteen-year-old brother Terry from driving … Continue reading

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