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Reuben’s Brews Event Supports BHS

It’s been a hot summer, and what better way to cool down than with a cold brew! On Thursday, August 7, 2014 hundreds showed up at Reuben’s Brews to celebrate the release of their new pale ale beers — and … Continue reading

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Views of Ballard Delight Attendees at Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard Event

Did you know that Ballard was once informally known as Farmdale, WA? So said a note on the back of one of the photos that Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard shared with a crowd of about 80 neighbors at the … Continue reading

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News: Support Us As You Shop and Work!

The years in which Classic Home Tours are held are always busy years, full of community energy and commitment to Ballard’s culture and history. This year was no exception, and many stepped up to plan, execute and support the Ballard … Continue reading

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Ballard Beauties Grace Our 2014 Calendar

You can own a piece of Ballard, and it’s not a condo or a storefront. Introducing the 2014 Ballard Historical Society calendar “Ballard Beauties.” This piece of history could grace your home for 2014, or make an affordable holiday gift. In … Continue reading

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Today

Looking for something to do in Ballard today? The much-awaited Ballard Classic Home Tour is today! Buy at Tour Headquarters beginning at 9:30 a.m. Location: 3003 N.W. 66th Street, Ballard. The tour lasts until 4:00 p.m., but be sure to … Continue reading

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The Seventh Elect Church in Israel/Kirke Park

We all learned a little more about our community on Wednesday, March 27. Our free program on the Seventh Elect Church in Israel, and the recent transformation of its property into one of Ballard’s beautiful new parks, was well-attended at the … Continue reading

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Announcing the Classic Home Tour

We’re excited to announce the 2013 Classic Home Tour in Ballard on Sunday, June 23. This year’s tour will feature vintage Ballard residences of unique character and modern livability. Built by skilled craftsmen, these modest homes exemplify enduring integrity and … Continue reading

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Ballard Carnegie Library Designated Seattle City Landmark

Teamwork has paid off. On Wednesday, the Landmark Preservation Board voted the Ballard Carnegie Library a Seattle landmark. Larry Johnson of Johnson Partnership, Eugenia Woo of Historic Seattle and BHS trustees played important parts in this designation. Special thanks to … Continue reading

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Summer Tours

First Hill and Tukwila will offer historical tours this summer. If you’re out and about, plan a stop to learn more about the architecture and local histories of these areas. The First Hill neighborhood of Seattle was home to private … Continue reading

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Carnegie Library, A Ballard Treasure

Last spring Seattle residents learned from the Seattle Times that the Ballard Carnegie Library building was for sale by long-time owner, Karoline Morrison. It came to our attention that this building did not have the City of Seattle’s Landmark Designation, … Continue reading

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