HistoryLink: Edwin Pratt murdered in Shoreline January 26, 1969

Monday, January 26, 2015

Memorial in Shoreline Park

Assassination: 

On January 26, 1969, civil rights leader and Seattle Urban League Executive Director Edwin Pratt was killed by a shotgun blast outside his home in Shoreline. The assailants were never found.



3 comments:

Anonymous,  January 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM  

A tragedy. Is his home in one of the planned light rail station redevelopment areast, and if so, will it be preserved?

Carl Dinse January 26, 2015 at 8:40 PM  

Last I heard, the city is only changing the zoning limits in the half mile radius from the station at NE 185th and 5th Ave NE. Mr. Pratt's house was located on 1st and 180th, near the edge of that radius. It will be up to who ever owns that property if it will be preserved as a house or re-developed.

Anonymous,  January 26, 2015 at 10:30 PM  

Half-mile radius? Guess again, buddy! This hot mess of an upzone is growing by the day:

http://www.cityofshoreline.com/government/departments/planning-community-development/planning-projects/light-rail-station-area-planning

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