Wallingford’s Paul Dorpat recently ran a fun article in his Seattle Now and Then series in the Seattle Times: How Wallingford Got Its Name. Not just from the developer, former city councilman and Green Lake resident John Wallingford, but primarily from the Wallingford Car Line trolley that ran through this section.
For more historical photos and background, Paul has a great article on his web site, Section Lines on Wallingford Hill. Photo at right, from that article, is now the Tully’s building, soon to be the CVS.
(Thanks for the tip, Taylor Moss. Photo from Paul’s web site, where it is courtesy of Lawton Gowey, presumably taken by Lawton’s father.)