Our friend and neighbor Paul Dorpat spent an evening with us in May 2018 reminiscing over old photographs of Wallingford.
Paul is the author of many richly illustrated books including Seattle, Now & Then; Seattle Waterfront: An Illustrated History; and Building Washington: A History of Washington State Public Works; and has been writing the Now & Then column for the Pacific NW magazine for more than three decades. He is one of three founders of HistoryLink.org and, in 2001, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. Read his blog at pauldorpat.com.
He shared these photographs with us, and we encourage you to leave your comments and memories.
Image 1 - House on Densmore, now demolished.
Image 3 - Latona School destruction, ca. 1999.
Image 4 - Then & Now column, undated.
Image 5 - Then & Now column, Dec. 3, 2006.
Image 6 - Then & Now column, undated.
Image 7 - Then & Now column, undated.
Image 8 - Then & Now column, Sept. 28, 2009.
Image 10 - Then & Now column, Nov. 26, 2006.
Image 11 - Then & Now column, undated.
Image 12 - Wallingford Walks Map.
Image 13 - Hart Music Co., Wallingford. Undated.
Image 14 - A student dance at Lincoln High School, undated.
Image 15 - Image from Frank DeBruyn album.
Image 16 - Then & Now column, undated.
Image 17 - Fremont Dam Washout. Looking east over mill toward Wallingford. March 13, 1914
Image 18 - Stone Way bridge, north end. Undated.
Image 19 - Latona School, undated.
Image 20 - Seattle City Council, undated.
Image 21 - Latona area - long before Ivar's Salmon house. Undated.
Image 22 - Foodland at 45th and Wallingford. Undated.
Image 23 - Food Giant, looking NE. Undated.
Image 24 - Bizarro garage at 46th, off of Stone Way. Undated.
Image 25 - Bagpipers in a parade, 45th and Meridian. Undated.
Image 27 - Seattle, Lake Shore, and Eastern Railroad wreck, near present-day 2nd Ave NE & Pacific. August 20, 1894.
Image 28 - Gas Works, undated.
Image 29 - _Partial image of 1912 Baist map, showing Gas Works.
Image 31 - Streetcar at 45th & Meridian, undated.
Image 33 - Good Shepherd on fire, undated.
Image 35 - Aurora Bridge construction, with the Monongahela (built 1892) passing beneath. 1931.
Image 36 - 40th Street split. View from 7th Avenue NE, undated.
Image 37 - Seattle, Lake Shore, and Eastern Railroad trestle at Northlake, undated.
Image 39 - 1949 Earthquake - drug store in Wallingford.
Image 40 - Casey Jones Special, Northern Pacific steam engine # 1372. December 1, 1956. Photo by Lawton Gowey.
Image 41 - Inside the Guild Theater, undated.
Image 42 - 50th Street Super Market, undated.
Image 43 - Latona Boat House, undated.
Image 44 - Guild Theater, undated.
Image 45 - Parade on 45th at Densmore. The old firehouse is at center left. Undated.
Image 46 - Latona Mill Site, undated.
Image 48 - Looking north toward Wallingford, undated.
Image 49 - Wallingford carnival, undated.
Image 50 - Latona School, undated.
Image 51 - Wallingford carnival, undated.
Image 53 - Wallingford carnival, undated.
Image 54 Wallingford fire station at 45th & Densmore., undated.
Image 55 - Wallingford carnival, undated.
Image 56 - Latona School, undated.
Image 57 Foodland, at 45th & Wallingford, undated.