How the Lake Washington Ship Canal Changed Seattle

Spring has arrived, and you're likely to observe or even make a few changes to your spring landscape. We can easily say the Lake Washington Ship Canal was a BIG change exerted over the past century! Find out more from author David B. Williams on...

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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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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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Ballard History Walk on Saturday, August 22 at 10 a.m.

On Saturday, August 22, learn the answers to these intriguing questions: Were ships, shingles, and saloons really the foundation of Ballard? And what about logs, bogs, and hogs? Susan Reinhard hosts a walk along historic Ballard Avenue and shares Ballard’s history. 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Bergen Place Park, 5420 22nd Ave NW...

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