Neighborhoods

Easter Seal House

Charles and ElVera Thomsen built this brick Tudor home on NE 170th Street in 1927 while he was still president of Centennial Flouring Mill. The couple willed the house and grounds, called Wildcliffe, to the Cerebral Palsy Association, later the Easter Seal Society, when they died.
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
Neighborhoods

Henry Simonds, for whom Simonds Road was named

Henry and Elizabeth Simonds bought a forty-acre tract sight unseen in 1906. Carving out a home site on the Moorlands hillside, Simonds also established Bothell High School and was its first principal. The dirt trail winding up the hill to their home from NE 170th Street became known as Simonds…
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
Neighborhoods

Hanging out the Wash in the Moorlands Neighborhood

This 1939 housewife is hanging out her weekly wash conveniently near her washtubs and clothes wringer. The Moorlands was still an undeveloped rural area as evidenced by this homesite along today's NE 166th Street. Photo courtesy of Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
Neighborhoods

Arrowhead Point

Arrowhead Point's first homesteader was Reuben J. Crocker in 1888, and the first home was built by Albert G. Shears. Today, the point is fully developed with winding streets and lakefront homes. Greg Gilbert photo from The Lake Washington Story, by Lucile McDonald
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019
Neighborhoods

View from Uplake

This view from Uplake's 58th Avenue NE looks south to NE 182nd Street and Lake Washington beyond. The Uplake community was developed in the mid-1950s. Photo courtesy of Margaret Carroll
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019