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 trustee Lesli Billings for keeping us organized and present at the hearings. Our local press, communicated the milestones. Ballard News Tribune and MyBallard.com were present at Wednesday’s hearing. See below for their stories.
The next steps in the landmark process involve a contract between the city and the property owner, and the presentation and passage of a specific city ordinance to landmark the property by Seattle city council. BHS members are invited to celebrate with us and learn about other accomplishments and plans for 2013 at the BHS annual meeting. Annual meeting details.
Don’t forget to buy a 2013 BHS calendar. Our calendars make great holiday gifts and are a way to support local businesses. This year, we feature a selection of photos and information from the Ballard Historical Society’s Historic Marker Project. Ballard merchants include the Secret Garden Bookstore, Ballard Mailbox, Nordic Heritage Museum gift shop, Sunset Hill Green Market, Mailbox and Business Center (24th Ave. NW and NW 80th Street), and Swansons Nursery.