Tag Archives: historic preservation

Remembering Shearwater

The Decatur Annex building was on NE 77th Street at the corner of 43rd Ave NE, at the southern end of what is now Decatur School.  The little white wood-frame Annex was the last building from the complex of Navy … Continue reading

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Saving Wedgwood: Historic Preservation and Best-Use Planning in the Commercial Zones

In the 1940s during World War Two the population of Seattle swelled with war workers, and in the 1950s the population continued to increase with people who wanted to make their homes here in the beautiful Seattle area. In the … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Immigrant Photographer: Werner Lenggenhager

Werner Lenggenhager (1899-1988) was a Swiss immigrant who lived in Australia and California before coming to Seattle in 1939 at age 40.  A trip home to Switzerland in 1949 made Lenggenhager realize that historic buildings are not always valued until … Continue reading

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Old Houses in Seattle History

Around Seattle’s neighborhoods there are old houses which embody the history of the city’s development and growth.  In Seattle’s early years it seemed that carpenters were everywhere and today we can still see examples of carpenter-built wood-frame houses.  The Pioneer … Continue reading

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Historic Landmarking and the Big Green House in Wedgwood

The time has come to say goodbye to one of the oldest houses in Wedgwood, the Big Green House at 7321 35th Ave NE which became hemmed in by the surrounding business district.  From its vantage point looming high above … Continue reading

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