Neighborhood History

If you have pictures of the Roseway Neighborhood that you can contribute, please send them along to add to our gallery.

Sandy at FremontFor now, here are some shots of Sandy Blvd and Fremont before Safeway and the soon to open Walgreens.

The photos show the Rose City Fred Meyer before Safeway took over the property. Fred Meyer - HouseNotice in the lower image, the store was built around a home whose owner refused to sell his property to make way for Freddy’s. They had one heck of a fenced back yard! A photo of the house as the store was under construction is found under “More Roseway History”

ParkBlocksThe park blocks along NE 72nd Ave.  Date uncertain, but it’s a few years ago…



8 thoughts on “Neighborhood History”

  1. For about 20 years before I moved from Roseway, I served as RNA’s historian. I still have many photos, but have also shared them with many of your current members. I’m surprised that no one has posted more of them.

    Also, I did three oral histories for neighbors in Roseway that have now passed. I wrote up the interviews for your newsletters and have kept copies. I would like to see them posted on this history section. Please let me know how I can get them to you and post photos here too.

  2. I would be very interested in having access to the oral histories and historical photos of this neighborhood. I recognize that Bonnie posted in 2015, but I think oral histories/historic photos are invaluable and would greatly add to the richness of this website.

  3. Hello, Emma. I heartily agree. We need to add some more photos, featured businesses and histories. As it turns out, I recently came into possession of a box of stuff about Roseway that I haven’t gotten around to sort through yet. I hope to find some additional photos to upload to go along with the ones here on the pages you’ve already found. Also, Bonnie sent me a few oral histories awhile ago. Thanks to your reminder, I’ll see what I can do to get them posted. Thanks for your interest and your suggestions. By the way, you may notice that I’ve changed the label on these pages from ‘Photo Galleries’ to ‘History’ to help visitors know what is here. Blessings!

  4. I still have lots of old neighborhood photos and am will to share (most have been scanned). Just let me know how I can post to the site or how you’d like me to get them to you.

  5. Roseway Heights Middle School (starting 2018-19), previously Roseway Heights K8 (2007-2018), previously Gregory Heights is going to go through another name-consideration process. There are many people at the school who want to know more about the history of the neighborhood and, in particular, WHO the namesake of the school is. Any links or resources that we can access through this neighborhood association site?

  6. George Denfeld’s Book “65 years Lives and Legends” – 1985 has this to say about Gregory: “The first home built in Gregory Heights addition was built by the Weatherall family on 81st street.. Norman Gregory was the promoter and had his office on 72nd and Fremont St.”

  7. Post the pictures!! I would love to see old pictures of my neighborhood. We’ve been searching for a picture of our house near 69th and Fremont, between Beech and Failing!

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