'J.P. Patches Place' street naming set for June 1

'J.P. Patches Place' street naming set for June 1

'J.P. Patches Place' street naming set for June 1

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 22 at 8:49 PM

SEATTLE - Patches Pals are invited to gather on June 1 to celebrate the honorary naming of a street in the Fremont neighborhood for beloved Seattle clown "J.P. Patches."

A section of N 34th St between Fremont Ave N and Troll Way N will be renamed "J.P. Patches Place."

The street section runs directly in front of the J.P. Patches and Gertrude "Late for the Interurban" statue in Fremont.

Chris Wedes was TV character Julius Pierpont Patches, the mayor of the city dump, who helped kids get ready for school from the 1950s to the early 80s.

Pat Cashman will MC the event, which will include comments from Mayor Mike McGinn and Chris Wedes' granddaughter Christina Frost.

The event will close with the hanging of the “J.P. Patches Place” name plate.

The free event, which will begin at 11 a.m., will be held in the History House Sculpture Garden at 790 N. 34th Street

 

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