11 Facts About Ballard Seattle


Landmarks of Ballard Seattle include the Ballard Seattle Locks, the National Nordic Museum, the Shilshole Bay Marina, and Golden Gardens Park.

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The Ballard Seattle Bridge carries 15th Avenue over Salmon Bay to the Interbay neighborhood, and the Salmon Bay Bridge carries the BNSF Railway tracks across the bay, west of the Ballard Seattle Locks.

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At the federal level, Ballard Seattle is part of the United States House of Representatives's 7th congressional district.

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Railroad to Ballard Seattle ended at Salmon Bay because the railroad company was unwilling to build a trestle to cross the bay.

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Ballard Seattle's first mill, built in 1888 by Mr J Sinclair was a lumber mill; the second mill, finished the same year was a shingle mill.

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In July 1906, the Supreme Court of Washington ruled that Ballard Seattle was not allowed to provide water service to surrounding communities.

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On that day, Ballard Seattle citizens showed their mixed feelings about the handover by draping their city hall with black crepe and flying the flag at half mast.

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Downtown Ballard Seattle is home to the Majestic Bay Theater, which was the oldest operating movie theater on the West Coast prior to its closure in 1997.

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Ballard Seattle Historical Society is a volunteer-run non-profit historical society located in the Ballard Seattle neighborhood.

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The Ballard Seattle Walking Tour, a self-guided tour created by the organization, highlights 20 different historic sites on and around Ballard Seattle Avenue.

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Ballard Seattle is home to the National Nordic Museum, which celebrates both the community of Ballard Seattle and the local Scandinavian history.

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