Wedgewood
Wedgewood

Although there seems to be conflict about whether it’s spelled ‘Wedgwood’ or ‘Wedgewood,’ most agree that this is a pretty great neighborhood. No matter where you go, signs on street corners proclaim that, “Wedgwood Welcomes You!” Why, thank you, Wedgwood! It’s great to be here!

The neighborhood first started its rapid growth during World War II, when a developer had 500 houses built in Cape Cod style to be used as housing for defense workers. This landowner’s wife had a set of Wedgwood china; hence the name (and true correct spelling). Throughout the years, Seattle’s first P-Patch was created, a large bog was transformed into a playfield, and Big Rock went from being a landmark for trails to a hangout spot for hoodlums to a nice spot maintained by local residents.

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