At the June meeting of the Victory Heights Community Council, Vicki Stiles from the Shoreline Historical Museum gave a presentation about the history of Victory Heights.
Her slideshow included 19th Century survey maps which included dirt paths designated “Military Roads” (one ran along present-day Northgate Way), the original government platting maps, real estate ads, and historic buildings. Do you remember the LaVilla Dairy on Fischer Place (still there)? Or the Lockhart Inn (later French’s Inn)? Or the infamous Jolly Roger restaurant on Lake City Way (which, it turns out, was never a speakeasy–it opened in 1934 after the end of Prohibition!). It’s now a car dealership.
In other news: There is a 5th District candidate forum on Thursday, June 27th at the North Seattle College (Room CC1161) from 6:30 PM – 8 PM. More details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-d5-city-council-election-forum-tickets-62240966406
The Lake City Farmers Market is in full swing, every Thursday afternoon from 3 PM – 7 PM in front of the library on NE 125th Street. Some produce is a bit late this year because of the weather, but more arrives each week. Plus, tons of activities for kids.
Next month we will host our annual pot luck/ice cream social, on Tuesday, July 16th starting at 6 PM on NE 106th Place next to the park. Be sure and mark your calendars and come on out, we usually have over 100 people show up each year.