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The Swansons of Ravenna Valley

The little community of Ravenna in northeast Seattle began to expand in the early 1900s.  Population growth naturally moved in that direction as more people clustered near to the University of Washington. The growth of northeast Seattle was further stimulated … Continue reading

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House-Moving from Dahl Field in Wedgwood

In the 1940s and 1950s the Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle began to take on its identity. The Wedgwood name gradually came into popular use when local businesses began using it, and it was solidified by the choosing of the … 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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From Herkenrath to Hunter’s

The Wedgwood Post Office at 7714 35th Ave NE and the Hunter Tree Farm at 7744 are on the former site of the Herkenrath house, built in 1926.

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The House that Flew to Wedgwood

In the summer of 1959 I (Valarie) was among a group of Wedgwood neighborhood children who clustered on the sidewalk to watch a house being moved, maneuvered and set into place.  The house went onto a sloping lot at the … Continue reading

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