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Family movie set in Green Lake in the early ’70s

Many thanks to Tom Swafford for sharing the following video clip with us, a family movie from the early 1970s shot in the Green Lake neighborhood and at Green Lake Park. Tom, a violinist and composer, used thumb pianos and violin to create a soundtrack for the footage. NE 71st St, the Green Lake Community Center’s roundabout, and East Green Lake Beach can all be seen.    

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A look back at the Green Lake Bowl

This story comes to us via Kat Chow. Kat is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory, an advanced reporting class in which students produce news stories and packages for local neighborhood and ethnic newspapers and online sites. The Green Lake Bowl, which was first opened in 1950 at the intersection of NE Ravenna Blvd & Woodlawn Ave NE, was a neighborhood hotspot until it struck out and closed down in 1982. The bowling alley’s actual structure was built way back in 1923 and was 9,070 square feet, according to tax records that Ed Carlos, who grew up…

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Memories of Green Lake Elementary School

Did you attend Green Lake Elementary School (2400 N 65th St)? We would love to compile your memories and snapshots of the school. To get things started, here is a remembrance from David Carlos, who has lived in Green Lake since 1968: My sister, brother and I are alumni of the ol’ Green Lake Elementary when it was a beautiful turn-of-the-century wooden building. Then, when the brick building opened in 1970, we were the first-year students there.  My 4th grade class was HUGE. There were 7 guys named David in the class of about 60-70 students in the room we called Team C. The…

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Green Lake business history: Collected Works bookstore, the Feel-Good Space and Abintra Wellness Center

  The Greenlake Bar & Grill has been a staple of the neighborhood’s restaurant scene since first opening its doors in 2000, more than ten years ago. Longtime Green Lake residents will remember several other businesses that have also operated out of the brick building at 7200 E Green Lake Drive N. We’ve written about eateries that have occupied the space through the years, including the Lemon Grass Bar and Grill, Bruegger’s Fresh Bagel Bakery, Zi Pani Cafe, and two different restaurants that were named “Green Lake Grill.” In the 1970s, the building also housed a bookstore and a massage center. A bookstore called “Collected Works” opened in 1974….

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The Bathhouse Theatre, 1971

Check out this July 1971 photograph of the Green Lake Bathhouse, which comes to us courtesy of our news partner seattlepi.com: The bathhouse, located on the northwest side of the lake at 7312 West Green Lake Dr N, was constructed in 1928 as a place for modest swimmers to change from street clothes to beachwear. As modesty became less of concern, use of the bathhouse decreased.  In 1970, the building was converted into a 130-seat theater which was operated by the city. In 1981, the Parks Department ended its management of the theater program. However, the city maintained ownership of the bathhouse, which it…

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