This street was created in 1928 as part of the Golfcrest addition, named for the adjacent Jackson Park golf course that had opened earlier that year. Other named streets in the subdivision included Golfcrest Drive, Fairway Place, Bogey Place, and Tee Place. None of these streets exist any longer — Lakeside School moved to the neighborhood in 1930 and had the north portion of the plat vacated for its new campus, and the construction of Interstate 5 took out Golfcrest Drive in the mid 1960s.

Lakeside School campus and Jackson Park
This northeast-looking aerial photo shows, from left to right (west to east), the Lakeside School campus (north portion of Golfcrest addition); Interstate 5; 5th Avenue NE; and the Jackson Park golf course. The overpass crossing I-5 is NE 145th Street (Washington State Route 523), which forms the boundary between Seattle to the south and Shoreline to the north. The Shoreline South/148th light rail station can be seen under construction just north of the overpass. Par Place itself is out of frame, to the south. Photograph by Flickr user Atomic Taco, September 26, 2021, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic.

Par Place NE begins at NE 139th Street and goes ⅕ of a mile north to NE 140th Street, at the south end of the Lakeside campus.

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