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Balch’s Office Buildings in Wedgwood

In 1940 the Wedgwood neighborhood did not yet exist in northeast Seattle.  There were vast tracts of undeveloped land and except for Hansen’s Tavern at NE 85th Street, there were no other businesses at that intersection on 35th Ave NE. … Continue reading

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Becoming Wedgwood

The Wedgwood neighborhood in Seattle was created by a bold and optimistic developer, Albert Balch.  On July 31, 1941 Balch filed a plat for forty acres of land from 30th to 35th Avenues NE, NE 80th to 85th Streets, which … Continue reading

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