Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest Modernism

Balch and Beyond: New Architecture in Wedgwood

The Wedgwood neighborhood in northeast Seattle acquired its name and identity in the 1940s with the work of developer Albert Balch.  Balch filed a plat plan on July 31, 1941 for a forty-acre tract of land (five square blocks) on … Continue reading

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Northwest Modern Architecture in Wedgwood

Modernist architecture is defined partly by its time period, from the 1930s to about 1970, and modern style also means buildings which are without historical reference to European traditions.   For example, the original Wedgwood group of houses, built by developer … Continue reading

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