Seattle street to be renamed for J.P. Patches

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 8 at 6:00 PM

Seattle's Fremont neighborhood will soon be home to another tribute to J.P. Patches.

On Monday, the City Council voted to rename a portion of north 34th between Fremont Avenue and Troll Avenue “J.P. Patches Place.”
  
The honorary designation was proposed by Mayor Mike Mcginnn after Chris Wedes, the man who was J.P. Patches, passed away in July.

The J.P. Patches show ran from 1958 to 1981. When the show ended, Wedes continued on with the J.P. character, appearing at fairs, festivals and private parties.
 
The street that will be renamed is where the J.P. Patches and Gertrude statue is located.

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