Tag Archives: Old houses in Wedgwood

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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Requiem for the Big Green House

Some neighborhoods of Seattle have any number of houses which are one hundred years old or older, but in Wedgwood the number of hundred-year-old houses is very small.   One was the Big Green House at 7321 35th Ave NE … Continue reading

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A Sea Captain in Wedgwood

There were very few people living in Wedgwood one hundred years ago, and even fewer houses of that era in Wedgwood have survived in original condition.  The one-hundred-year-old Wedgwood house at 7500 43rd Ave NE, built in 1910, is still … Continue reading

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Chickens and Cows in Wedgwood: the Schultz and Sherman families

In the early 1900s very few people lived in the Wedgwood area of northeast Seattle.  Many who did come were immigrants or first-generation Americans from Germany, Scandinavian countries or the Netherlands.  Others came from across the United States, hoping to get a … 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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