How the Lake Washington Ship Canal Changed Seattle

What role has the Lake Washington Ship Canal played over the past century? Find out from author David B. Williams on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Join Ballard Historical Society to learn what drove civic leaders to plan a waterway in a city...

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Ballard’s Street Name Legacy

We're looking forward to hearing about artist Benson Shaw's work to preserve the blue-and-white street name tiles you see embedded in Ballard's streets. The public and BHS members are invited to join us Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Hill Community Association....

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Volunteers Continue to Put Ballard on the Map

A wealth of volunteer effort has been applied to the continued work of mapping historic Ballard. See the maps. In this post, we honor just one of these volunteers, Claudia Kiyama. Her work has been to focus in more detail on about 150 Ballard buildings. We took...

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Thank You for a Great Tour

On Sunday, June 26 those from near and far viewed eight unique houses that showcase Ballard's homes of solid craftsmanship, beauty, and style. This year's route of well-maintained homes built between 1892 and 1934, drew us back to an era of solid craftsmanship, beauty, and...

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Sunday: Your Chance to See Eight Unique Houses

This Sunday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. is your chance to view eight unique houses that showcase Ballard's homes of solid craftsmanship, beauty, and style! Grab a friend to ooh and ahh with, or contemplate on your own. Procrastinating? You can buy your...

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Neighbor Volunteers Survey Ballard as Part of Grant

Ballard residents and volunteers might see volunteers in safety vests photographing buildings during the month of February. What are these volunteers doing? They are part of the Mapping Historic Ballard project, part of a grant funded by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. They are simply...

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Meet Our Architectural History Expert

Readers, please meet Connie Walker Gray, Senior Architectural Historian at Confluence Environmental Company. Ballard Historical Society has retained Connie for an ambitious survey project, Mapping Historic Ballard. Connie is an experienced architectural historian who has conducted numerous resource surveys and inventories, and her skills will help...

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Profile: Meet our GIS Pro

Readers, allow us to introduce you to Matt Stevenson, the resource chosen by the Mapping Historic Ballard project and Ballard Historical Society to collect and display information about the buildings the project will profile. BHS is glad to be one of many non-profit organizations to benefit...

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Volunteer for Historic Mapping Project

We shared the first details of BHS' Historic Mapping Project with a public meeting in November. Held at the community space Ballard Homestead, the evening included live jazz music, refreshments and an introduction to the project's scope and goals. Now we're ready to train volunteers to inventory...

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Help Us Map Historic Ballard: Event November 12

Join us for live music, refreshments and a kick-off event describing our new project and how you can help! Ballard Historical Society won a Small and Simple grant from Seattle to create an original Historic Resource Inventory and interactive map. The Mapping Historic Ballard: Shingletown...

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