Greenwood is a vibrant and culturally diverse neighborhood in Northwest Seattle. It is a growing and changing neighborhood, perhaps one of the last to gentrify in Seattle. Greenwood is perhaps best known as the home of Gorditos and the infamous baby sized burrito, Taproot Theatre and the annual Greenwood Classic Car Show. But did you know some of these interesting tidbits?
The heart of Greenwood lies atop a peat bog created when a bowl shape cut out by glaciers was later filled with layer upon layer of organic material. Ever wondered why driving neighborhood streets in greenwood sometimes feels like riding a roller coaster? The neighborhood is sinking as new developments unsettle precious ground water. Yikes!
Ever wonder why the sidewalks just seem to end in Greenwood? Until 1954 the official city limits of Seattle began just south of 85th St.
Much of Greenwood sits over what was from 1891-1907, a cemetery. In 1907 the land was sold for $75,000 and was subdivided into residential lots forming a subdivision called the Greenwood Park Addition. What happened to the bodies? There really weren’t that many, but they were interred and moved to the Crown Hill Cemetery.
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