Atlantic, Seattle

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Map of the Atlantic neighborhood

Atlantic is the northernmost neighborhood of the Rainier Valley, USA, between Mount Baker Ridge and Beacon Hill. Atlantic is located in the Central District of east-central Seattle, Washington, though it may also be considered part of South Seattle and the Rainier Valley. Atlantic contains the Judkins Park neighborhood.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 1445 S Main St

Atlantic is triangular, bounded on the north by E Yesler Way, beyond which are Mann and Minor neighborhoods; on the east by Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S, beyond which is Leschi on the Mount Baker Ridge; and on the west by Rainier Avenue S, beyond which is Yesler Terrace and the International District of Downtown Seattle as well as North Beacon Hill (with S Jackson Street and 12th Avenue S filling out a northwest corner).

Atlantic Street Center, 2103 S. Atlantic Street. The center began in 1910 as a settlement house for Italian immigrants.

Judkins Park is rectangular within Atlantic, bounded on the south by Interstate 90, and on the west by 20th Avenue S. Judkins Park contains two baseball fields, a soccer field, a playground, and a small water park. (Like Atlantic, Judkins Park is bounded on the north by E Yesler Way, on the east by Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S.)[1]

As part of the Central Area (now the Central District), Atlantic is part of Seattle's oldest residential neighborhoods.[citation needed]

The neighborhood suffered greatly during the 1960s through the early 1990s with the disruptions and widenings of Interstate 90 that wiped out a large number of homes in the area and divided the west of the neighborhood.[2] It was not until the 1990s that large-scale development started again in the area.[citation needed]

Judkins is an area of racial diversity. In the 1990s, it was estimated that 55% of the population was African American, 22% Asian American and Pacific Islander American, and 18% White American.[citation needed]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ (1) Central Area (Central District)[1], Atlantic [2], Downtown [3], Beacon Hill [4]
    (2) "About the Seattle City Clerk's On-line Information Services". Information Services. Seattle City Clerk's Office. 2006-04-30, revised. Archived from the original on 17 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-21.  See heading, "Note about limitations of these data".
    (3) Merritt & Goldsmith
    (4) Judkins Foundation
  2. ^ Wilma

Bibliography[edit]

  • "About the Seattle City Clerk's On-line Information Services". Information Services. Seattle City Clerk's Office. 2006-04-30, revised. Archived from the original on 17 June 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-21. 
    See heading, "Note about limitations of these data".
  • "Atlantic". Seattle City Clerk's Neighborhood Map Atlas. n.d., map .jpg c. 13–17 June 2002. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
    Maps "NN-1120S", "NN-1130S", "NN-1140S".Jpg [sic] dated 13 June; "NN-1030S", "NN-1040S".jpg dated 17 June 2002.
    Also maps Central Area (Central District) [5], Downtown [6], and Beacon Hill [7].
  • Judkins Foundation (1999-02-09). "Where is Judkins Park?". Judkins Park Review. City of Seattle. Archived from the original on 23 March 2006. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
  • Merritt, Mike; Goldsmith, Steven (1994-07-13). "The neighborhood that time forgot". Neighbors, History and background on Judkins Park, Neighbors project (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
    "The Neighbors project was published weekly in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1996 to 2000. This page remains available for archival purposes only and the information it contains may be outdated. For more updated information, please visit our Webtowns section."
  • Wilma, David (2000-05-22). "Residents file suit to stop Interstate 90 project on May 28, 1970.". HistoryLink.org Essay 2448. Retrieved 2006-04-21. 
    Wilma referenced Washington Department of Transportation, "I-90: The Homestretch, July 1992", Seattle Public Library, Seattle Room; The Seattle Times, May 29, 1970, p. C-5,

Further reading[edit]

  • Ho, Vanessa (1997-01-18). "Once rejected, this urban community unites for the future". Neighbors project (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Retrieved 2006-08-06. 
    Links to the following about Judkins Park: "I-90 decimated the neighborhood, but residents rebuilt it", "Bureaucratic snafus kept area in limbo", "Diversity and location are drawing new residents", "Neighbors have kept the faith alive".
  • "Webtowns: Central Area". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 2006-07-31. Retrieved 2006-08-06. 
    See columns "History": links "More about the Central Area's history", "See photos from the Central Area: New", "Seattle Neighborhoods site" (cityofseattle.net); and "Resources".
    Links to local neighborhood weeklies.
  • Keyword searches at HistoryLink.org Central.
  • Keyword searches at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/home/ The Seattle Times (free registration required for stories older than seven days).

Coordinates: 47°35′49″N 122°18′29″W / 47.59694°N 122.30806°W / 47.59694; -122.30806