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The Ballard Historic Marker Project

Stroll down Ballard Avenue and learn about the history of some of Ballard Avenue’s oldest buildings.

Please note: While proud to contribute to preserving the history of Ballard Avenue, Ballard Historical Society is not the governing body for the district. Please see the City of Seattle’s Landmark District page.

Along Ballard Avenue, visitors can enjoy historic markers on twenty-six buildings located along the Ballard Avenue Landmark District. In addition to the twenty-six historic markers, a commemorative plaque engraved with a 1910 image of Ballard Avenue is installed in Marvin Gardens Park at the intersection of Ballard Avenue and 22nd Avenue NW.
We invite you to stroll down Ballard Avenue and learn about the history of some of Ballard Avenue’s oldest buildings, thanks to the plaques installed by Ballard Historical Society in 2007. To aid you in your tour, a copy of a map showing the historic marker locations is available below for download below.
The project would not have been possible without the support of the buildings’ owners and a grant from the City of Seattle Small and Simple Matching Grant Fund.
Measuring 12” x 16”, each plaque was fabricated from anodized aluminum with an etched image of the photograph and text. These plaques commemorate the buildings with historic photographs and text which tell their many and varied stories.
Again, the Ballard Avenue Landmark District is not governed by Ballard Historical Society. The Ballard Avenue Landmark District is one of seven City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods historical districts. Please contact City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods for further information.

Ballard Historical Society Marker Flyer (Adobe PDF)