Tag Archives: Neighborhood History
In December 2018 the Wedgwood neighborhood of northeast Seattle is bright with lights, holiday decorations, charitable giving and local shopping options. Wedgwood’s walkable business district features great gift ideas and opportunities to share holiday cheer through charitable donations.
After Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered an increase in military preparedness in the USA. This directly affected the Seattle area due to its nearby military bases and production of war-related materials like … Continue reading
When I (Valarie) was growing up and attending Wedgwood School in northeast Seattle, city and state history was part of the curriculum of fourth grade. That was when I first heard the amazing stories of “the pioneers,” Seattle’s first white … Continue reading
The history of the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle is unique in that the future-Fremont land was tied up in legal problems so that no one lived there until 1888. Then, with investors and promoters advertising the first one hundred lots … Continue reading
Test your knowledge of Wedgwood neighborhood history with this quiz. Answers to the quiz follow Question #17. 1. In which neighborhood is Wedgwood Rock? Wedgwood (duh!) Meadowbrook Ravenna 2. What does the “P” in P-Patch stand for? Peat, for the … Continue reading
Wedgwood was just beginning to take shape as a neighborhood during the 1940s. At the intersection of NE 85th Street on 35th Ave NE, there was only one building, Hansen’s Tavern, as of 1945. In 1945 the tavern owner rebuilt … Continue reading
Lake City is the northeasternmost neighborhood of Seattle and did not come completely into the City of Seattle boundaries until 1954. Though it was platted as a suburban area of single-family homes, Lake City also developed its own commercial district … Continue reading