WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Neighborhood’s ‘new name’

Thanks to Pete for sending the photo! The northeast West Seattle neighborhood of Pigeon Point has been seasonally renamed.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who’s sent tips and/or photos of Halloween-season decorations so far, after our invitation! Watch for a gallery/list page soon.

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Neighborhood's 'new name'"

  • Auntie October 10, 2021 (8:22 pm)

    When I was a kid in the 60s, we always called it Pigeon Hill. 

  • JackHandy October 11, 2021 (5:46 am)

    Alliteration wasn’t invented until the 70s, so all good

    • Stephanie October 11, 2021 (8:02 pm)


  • Sillygoose October 11, 2021 (8:35 am)

    Beautiful wood craftmanship!!

  • Rick October 11, 2021 (9:35 am)

    Same thought

  • GARY October 11, 2021 (9:46 am)

    Should be Pumpkin Spice Point

  • Jay October 11, 2021 (9:55 am)

    It is Pigeon hill, it’s been renamed by new people to sound fancier or something. 

    • WSB October 11, 2021 (10:31 am)

      The neighborhood name is NOT new. It’s been Pigeon Point for at least the nearly 15 years we’ve been publishing WSB; here’s the first story we ever tagged Pigeon Point, featuring a reader report using the neighborhood name.

      • WSB October 11, 2021 (10:47 am)

        … and going back MUCH MUCH MUCH further, the limited local newspaper archives online bring up a 1923 reference (article about the bridge) among others in the first half of the 20th century.

    • Auntie October 11, 2021 (10:48 am)

      West Seattle Bridge – CityArchives | seattle.gov – scroll down and you will see the caption “West Seattle Bridges Spokane Street #1 and #2 open and shut from Pigeon Hill (July 6, 1931).” Which gives some credence to the old name. I also have a friend who grew up there (second or third generation) and he refers to it as Pigeon Hill. I think you are right, Jay. It’s like how they are now calling Lower Queen Anne “Uptown.” It’s still Lower Queen Anne.

    • LiouxLioux October 11, 2021 (11:50 am)

      Whoosh! Right over your head. I do remember back in the late 90s a real estate agent putting “Andover Ridge” on their flyers, I guess they didn’t appreciate the homage to a lowly bird that has been roosting in these parts since there’s been a flour mill nearby.

  • Elton October 11, 2021 (10:32 am)

    Someone needs to put two zombified pigeon legs sticking out of the ground in front of that grave on Oct 31 :)

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