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Wedgwood’s NE 85th Street Dividing Line

On September 2, 1858, a team of surveyors stood at what is now the center point of Seattle’s Wedgwood business district on 35th Ave NE at NE 85th Street.  The survey team of the year 1858 consisted of two chain … Continue reading

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Redefining the Boundaries of Wedgwood in the 1950s

In the 1940s and 1950s the neighborhoods of northeast Seattle grew rapidly, with housing developments filling up what had been semi-rural areas which were still outside the city limits.  Some people resisted the process of being absorbed into the City … Continue reading

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Names in the Neighborhood: Wedgwood’s Boundaries and Neighborhood Identity

In the early 1900s Wedgwood in northeast Seattle did not have a name or a definite identity as a neighborhood.  It took a post-World-War-Two growth spurt in population, and a housing development by Albert Balch, for the neighborhood to coalesce … Continue reading

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Mr. Cook, early neighborhood activist in Wedgwood

Like other American cities which had major fires in the 1800s, Seattle received a publicity boost from its Great Fire of June 6, 1889.  Telegrams went out to other cities’ newspapers telling of the heroic efforts to save property and that … Continue reading

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