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Wedgwood history includes lumber mill, airport, more

Posted by Mike on February 19th, 2013

“Did you know that Northeast Seattle was once the home of a ghost town, a lumber mill, a college (not the University of Washington!), an airport, a railroad, a mosquito fleet, a saint, a dairy farm and the city’s first p-patch?”

That’s what The Seattle Library has to say about an exhibit currently showing at its Northeast branch. Through the end of the month you can view historic photos, maps and articles about the development of Wedgwood, View Ridge, Laurelhurst, Meadowbrook and Ravenna.

The exhibit is on loan from Valarie Bunn, who runs the blog Wedgwood in Seattle History.

For more information on this exhibit, call the Northeast Branch at 206-684-7539.



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  • 1 Kristi Johnson // Feb 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Wonderful to bring this to people’s attention. For those history buffs wondering where all the homes for sale are, I have a new one in Laurelhurst. A historic 1909 home that is just up from the old mill in Yesler’s addition. (really it is just behind Varlamos Pizza and Jak’s Grill). Not many of those around. We will be open Sunday 24th 1-4 – come by for a piece of history. ($689K)