Category Archives: Ballard Avenue

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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Ballard Bell Rings…For the Seahawks

The Ballard Bell rings regularly, which was a primary goal of our installing a programmable bell mechanism. And last night it rang again for a secondary goal — the ability to mark a special occasion. In this case, the Seattle Seahawks victory … Continue reading

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Advance Tickets Available through Saturday 6/22

The much-awaited Ballard Classic Home Tour is Sunday, June 23! Purchase tickets one of three ways: On Sunday: 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 … Continue reading

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New Year, New Projects at Ballard Historical Society

The trustees of Ballard Historical Society wish you a Happy New Year! We had a lovely annual meeting at Hattie’s Hat in December, where we toasted a successful year in which we saw the old Ballard City Hall bell ring … Continue reading

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Important: Join Us November 7

In September we achieved a partial victory in having Ballard’s Carnegie Library nominated as a Seattle landmark. Our job is not done yet! The landmark board will make their final decision on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. At … Continue reading

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BHS and Ballard News

We have a variety of news for you: Announcing the 2013 BHS calendars. These make great holiday gifts! This year, we feature a selection of photos and information from the Ballard Historical Society’s Historic Marker Project. Ballard merchants include the … Continue reading

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Syttende Mai Parade 2012

The pictures are out! We had lots of fun celebrating Syttende Mai in Ballard yesterday. Thanks to Jeff Taylor who drove a classy ’34 Ford, revving up his engine — just because he could! We even had a mascot — … Continue reading

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The Bell Rings

We have successfully brought the ring back to Ballard! In a ceremony last evening, Ballard Historical Society and the Bring the Ring Back to Ballard steering committee dedicated the new automated mechanism and rung the bell in celebration. Afterwards, we … Continue reading

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You’re Invited!

When: Tuesday, July 5, 5:30 p.m. Where: Marvin’s Garden Park, 22nd Avenue NW and NW Ballard Avenue, Ballard, Seattle, WA. Map here. 5:30: Start 6:00: Official ring and dedication ceremony 6:30-7:15 Reception at Ballard Landmark, 5322 Ballard Avenue. Tinker’s Dram will … Continue reading

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You’re Invited!

When: Tuesday, July 5, 5:30 p.m. Where: Marvin’s Garden Park, 22nd Avenue NW and NW Ballard Avenue, Ballard, Seattle, WA. Map here. 5:30: Start 6:00: Official ring and dedication ceremony 6:30-7:15 Reception at Ballard Landmark, 5322 Ballard Avenue. Tinker’s Dram will … Continue reading

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