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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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Houses in Wedgwood: from Craftsman to Balch

All of Wedgwood didn’t come within the Seattle City limits until 1954, and up until that time the neighborhood retained its rural character. Wedgwood was thinly populated and there were many vacant lots whose owners were holding land as an investment.  Many … Continue reading

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The Morningside Heights plat in Wedgwood

The neighborhood name “Wedgwood” is the legacy of 1940s developer Albert Balch.   As more houses were built and the neighborhood grew in the busy post-World-War-Two period, businesses began naming themselves Wedgwood.   Soon Wedgwood became the accepted name for the entire … Continue reading

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